Spätlese is a German wine term which means that the Riesling grapes were harvested in a fully ripe and healthy condition. Such grapes are so sweet, that there is still some grape sugar left after fermentation. Its fine, natural sweetness makes this Spätlese a particularly pleasing and quaffable wine balanced by vivid acidity.
The Riesling grape is the Queen of white wine varieties. No other country comes close to producing so many Riesling wines than Germany. More than 20% of the entire German vineyard areas are planted with Riesling vines. There are also significant plantings of Riesling in Alsace, Austria and Australia. The wines are characterized by fine fruit acidity and subtle hints of peach. They often show flavours of apple, apricot and citrus fruits, which represent a variety of indulgence.
In Germany, the Catholic Church used to be the largest vineyard owner and wine producer until the beginning of the 19th century. Bischöfliche Weingüter (Episcopal Wine Estates) in Trier, at the Mosel, have also emerged from ecclesiastical property. The centuries-old winemaking tradition is maintained until today. 98 hectares with legendary steep slopes produce inimitable Riesling wines with finesse, elegance and depth.
In Germany, wine is grown on more than 100.000 hectare, whereby table grapes do not play a role. As Germany is among the most northern and hence climatically coldest growing countries of the world, the grapes develop particularly elegant and manifold aromas. Each vintage shows new discoveries and a unique character. Germany’s best vineyard slopes are situated on steep, sun-kissed slopes of river valleys, as to be found at the Moselle region.
The origins of viticulture in Germany date back to the Romans, who brought the art of viniculture to Central Europe 2.000 years ago. In Germany, the Riesling variety is considered a native plant, which grew originally in the alluvial forests along the Rhine’s river banks. Today Germany’s viticulture is characterized by a young generation of very well educated winemakers, who create international premium wines.
Grapes are grown on an area of about 8.800 hectare on the steep slopes along the river Mosel and its tributaries Saar and Ruwer. Nowhere else in the world are more steep slope viticulture than in this traditional cultural landscape. The world’s steepest vineyard, the “Bremmer Calmont”, is also located in the Mosel region. Around 5.000 winemakers cultivate the vineyards, which mostly grow on slate, along a stretch of around 250 kilometres along the river between Koblenz and Trier. The varietal Riesling dominates this extraordinary wine-growing region, where many light and fruity wines grow.
Dishes with chilli and soya sauce
|Vorhandener Alkohol (mass.)||63,8 g/l|
|Vorhandener Alkohol (vol%)||8,08 %vol|
|Gesamtalkohol (mass.)||94,9 g/l|
|Gesamtalkohol (vol%)||12,02 %vol|
|Zuckerfreier Extrakt||26,2 g/l|
|verg. Zucker||66,2 g/l|
|Saccharose||< 0,5 g/l|
|Freie SO2||30 mg/l|
|Gesamte SO2||196 mg/l|