Grand Cru Collection

 

Ungsberg

 

These vines populate the south-facing vineyard that was originally planted in Riesling early in the 17th Century.  Of Roman origin, wines from this, our steepest vineyard, are distinguished by notes of chamomile and saffron, produced by a rich cover of medical herbs.  This vineyard, lying in a side valley near Trarbach, provides wine with elegant structure and complex fruit aromas and ripe, fine acidity.

Expressive, complex Riesling with and layers of structure.

Classification:  Grand Cru vineyard

Vines:  Old vines (40-60 years old) with younger plantings

Fermentation:  100% in old white wine barrique casks

Bottling:  August

Characteristic:  Dry to Off-Dry

Potential for aging

Burgberg

 

A west-facing slope that rises steeply from the village of Trarbach to the ruins of the 14th Century Grevenburg castle, the Burgberg is characterized by blue and gray slate.  The vineyard is helped by the mild climate of the nearby Mosel River, and produces a well-balanced and structured Riesling with light oak overtones.

Classification:  Grand Cru vineyard

Vines:  Old vines (over 75 years old) with younger plantings

Fermentation:  100% in old white wine barrique casks

Bottling:  August

Characteristic:  Dry to Off-Dry

Potential for aging

Schlossberg

 

A southwest-facing slope that adjoins the Burgberg, looking across the Schottbach side valley.  The Böcking parcels in this vineyard are identified in the oldest maps of the Mosel and compete with the Ungsberg as the greatest vineyards in this bend of the Mosel.  Our oldest vines grow in Schlossberg, characterized by fine and fragile gray and blue slate.

Riesling with fine fruit, a mineral character, and fine structure

Classification:  Grand Cru vineyards

Vines:  Old vines (over 80 years old) with younger plantings

Fermentation:  Mostly in old white wine barrique casks

Bottling:  August

Characteristic:  Off-Dry

Great potential for aging

Burgberg “M”

 

Our classic Prädikat “M” comes from the Grand Cru Burgberg vineyard, distinguished by blue and gray slate with a presence of quartz.  The “M” is our tribute to our long history and the river that witnessed it; it is our only wine that is made as it was 50-100 years ago—with full fruit and aged grapes. Depending on the year, this wine is made as a Kabinett, Spätlese, or Auslese—or a combination of these styles.

Classification:  Grand Cru vineyards

Vines:  Old vines (over 75 years old) with younger plantings

Fermentation:  100% in old white wine barrique casks

Bottling:  August

Characteristic:  Rich, Fruity

Potential for aging

Hühnerberg

 

Adjoining the Ungsberg, with an almost identical concave shape, the Hühnerberg also overlooks the Kautenbach side valley.  It was our luck in 2014 to acquire a small parcel of this vineyard, completely planted with Alte Reben—old growth vines.  Characterized by gray and brown slate, the 2014 vintage was our first harvest from the Hühnerberg.

A complex Riesling from old-growth vines

Classification:  Grand Cru vineyard

Vines:  All old vines (over 50 years old)

Fermentation:  Mostly in old white wine barrique casks

Bottling:  August-December

Characteristic:  Off-Dry

Great potential for aging.

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