Fruit: 100% Riesling
Appellation: Traben Trarbach, Germany
Vineyard: The fruit for this wine comes from our sustainably farmed vineyards covered in blue and grey slate and brown quartz. The Burgberg is known for the extreme pitch of the slopes high above the Mosel. This wine comes exclusively from ungrafted, old vines, 40-60 years old. Riesling vines have been cultivated on this spot since the 17th Century.
Harvest Dates: October 29th 2013; after the first frost.
Production Notes: The fruit for this wine is deep, rich and intense, produced only from the best and oldest vines in this vineyard (40-60 years old). It is carefully hand picked later in the season to allow for ideal ripeness. All fruit is painstakingly hand sorted to allow only the best grapes to be crushed for the Single Cru. The juice is fermented by natural occurring yeast only- no added cultures- slowly at cold temperatures until the perfect balance of acidity and fruit is reached. The wine was aged sur lies for 10 months, then aged 100% German in oak barriques.