The Geil estate is located in the commune of Bechtheim, Wonnegau district, in the Rheinhessen. The origins go back to 1871, when Georg Geil purchased the manor house, thus laying the foundation for viticulture here. His son, Johann Geil I. Ökonomierat zu Bechtheim, was for many years the mayor of Bechtheim. Today the estate is owned by Karl and his son Johannes Geil-Bierschenk, who is the cellarmaster.
The total size of the property is 55 hectares, with a total vineyard area of 27 hectares, with holdings in the Geyersberg, Gotteshilfe, Hasensprung, Rosengarten, Stein Heiligkreuz and Pilgerpfad sites. Riesling is planted on around one third of the area, other varieties include Pinot Noir, Pinot Madeleine, Kerner, Silvaner, Dornfelder, Blauer Portugieser, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Müller-Thurgau, Rieslaner, Huxelrebe and Scheurebe. The grapes are pressed gently, then fermented under temperature-controlled conditions, the wines are then matured in either stainless steel or in oak barrels, and bottled early. The estate specialises in sweet wines and sweet botrytis desert wines at Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese level, as well as Eiswein. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines as well as spirits are also produced.
Alcoholic fermentation was in steel tanks. and the resulting wine was sealed with a screwcap.
Colour : Pale lemon/lime
Aroma : Honey, lemon, mandarin oranges, green apple and pear
Taste : Honey, mandarin oranges, pineapple, lemon upfront, mineral and green unripe fruits on finish
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : 100 SEK
Mark : C-
Website : Weingut Oekonomierat Johann I Geil Erben