The grapes for this riesling come from the grand cru vineyard "Goldloch" in the German Nahe region. However, Christine's wines do not apply to the grand cru rules in any way, and after many fruitless attempts, consults and requests, the bureaucratic machine could not be convinced otherwise. So, the name "Goldloch" couldn't appear on the bottle.
Of course, we know better than this, but rules remain rules. The name became Gold Layen, which references her village Burg Layen and the vineyard.
The grape juice underwent an extreme slow and long fermentation, which didn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. The wine rested for almost two years in its vat until Christine decided it was time to bottle. A heavier bottle and a crown cap does the job, and the wine has a slight and delicate fizz. The juice is amazing. It has complex aroma's of brioche, walnuts and even some cacao. After the first meeting a fine minerality and juicy bitters fill the palate, and stay with you almost until the next sip.