2018 Vintage- Kalkofen means literally “chalk-oven” and this is a slightly south sloping plateau just above the south facing Grainhubel. Here, the soils are clay and marl over limestone. Kalkofen has a more quiet nature right now, though the wine feels deeper and firmer in structure than Grainhubel. It is one of the finest textured of the GGs; it’s not as powerful or overt as some. It leans in the more filigreed direction, suffused with chalky and stony flavors.