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white wine – Riesling

Riesling is the most important grape variety of the Mosel region. Riesling, the queen of white wines, is most comfortable in the steep slate-interspersed vineyards of the Mosel valley. It qualifies by maturing late in the year and thereby producing especially fruity and elegant wines with a great storage potential. Bouquet and taste are often characterised by aromas of fruit such as apple, pear and ripe peach. In addition to the worldwide acknowledged fruity Mosel wines, the Mosel vintners also create delicious, well-balanced mineralic dry wines.
Nobody knows of the exact origins of the Riesling grape. It can now be found in all the German wine growing regions.
Riesling is the perfect base for creating extraordinary sparkling wines.

white wine - Müller-Thurgau

Müller-Thurgau also known as Rivaner is the second most common grape variety of the Mosel region. Rivaner is fruity and often dry, which makes it the perfect companion to the light cuisine of summer. This variety was created by Prof. Dr. Müller of Switzerland. At the end of the 19th century he managed to cross Riesling and Madeleine Royale and named the new grape variety Müller-Thurgau. Today Müller-Thurgau is the second most common grape-variety producing the largest amount of grapes in the whole of Germany. Its bright, golden colour is often accompanied by a fine peach flavour. In summer it is sometimes mixed with sparkling water to a drink called “Weinschorle”.

white wine - Kerner

Kerner is a cross between Riesling and Trollinger. Created in the 1930s by the poet Justinus Kerner of Württemberg it is a rather young variety. Today it is the most widely planted new crossing in Germany. Kerner is refreshing with a less pronounced acidity compared to Riesling. Its bouquet often has a Muscat tone.

 

 

white wine - Elbling

During the Middle Ages growing Elbling was popular in all the German wine regions. Today it is a speciality which is mostly found at the Upper Mosel. Its flavour reflects the character of the soil it grows on: shell limestone. Elbling is often dry but always refreshing and straightforward. The grapes of the Elbling vine are ideal as a base for sparkling wine.

 

white wine – Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc is a beautiful wine which today also finds a lot of sympathy with wine growers and wine drinkers along the Mosel. Pinot Blanc emerged from Pinot Gris, both grape varieties originate in France. The Pinot Blanc is called “Weißburgunder” or “Weißer Burgunder” in Germany. The bouquet of this wine is relatively neutral. Nevertheless its smooth acidity and its implied aromas make the Pinot Blanc an elegant wine to enjoy with a delicious dinner.

red wine - Pinot Noir

The German name of Pinot Noir is “Spätburgunder”. From its origin in France Pinot Noir is today recognised as a high quality grape variety. Being a grape variety which demands a mild climate Pinot Noir was the perfect grape to revitalise the old red wine tradition along the Mosel during the 80s. When grown on the slate soil of the Mosel valley, Pinot Noir obtains a very special smooth taste with a mild tannic acidity.

red wine - Dornfelder

Dornfelder is the Mosel’s second most important red wine grape. Dornfelder was initially bred in Germany to improve the colour of existing red wine grape varieties. Today it is very popular for its intense colour and the accompanying full-bodied, aromatic taste. The bouquet presents berry scents such as blackberry or blueberry.