A great wine with a classical bouquet and a powerful character. Its delicate fragrance of fully ripened fruits, its elegance on the palate and its finesse in the finish make it a sensual treat for nose and palate.
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.
The winery of the Steffen family in Trittenheim was founded in 1794. Trittenheim is an ancient wine-growing district in the famous Mosel valley. Today the father, Hans Steffen, and his son, Roman Steffen, run the renowned winery, which is famous throughout the world for its outstanding Riesling wines from the steep slate slopes of the Mosel.
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.
Sour-spicy soup, crumb-coated king prawns with sweet-and-sour sauce
|Vorhandener Alkohol (mass.)||59,7 g/l|
|Vorhandener Alkohol (vol%)||7,56 % vol|
|Gesamtalkohol (mass.)||99,1 g/l|
|Gesamtalkohol (vol%)||12,55 % vol|
|Zuckerfreier Extrakt||22,9 g/l|
|verg. Zucker||83,8 g/l|
|Saccharose||< 0,5 g/l|
|Freie SO2||43 mg/l|
|Gesamte SO2||156 mg/l|