Slate soil builds the foundations of the Mosel region and the worldwide success of its Rieslings. The vines get their nutrients, water and minerals from this exceptional soil, which forces them to grow deep roots because of it's hard and rocky ground. In return, the slate soil lends the wine its famous minerality, which has become a unique characteristic of the Mosel Rieslings
The grapes that produce the Schiefer Riesling are grown on both blue and red slate, making this wine a true ambassador of the St Urbans-Hof collection. The vines are cultivated on the steep slopes of the Piesporter Goldtropfchen in the Mosel valley to the Ockfener Bockstein in the Saar Valley.
This dry white wine has an aromatic spectrum of wild spices, wet stone and juicy yellow fruits. On the palate, it has flavours of ripe peaches, spices, citrus fruits, apricots, apples and flint.
Food Recommendations: The perfect accompaniment to summer salads, grilled white meat and beef stew, as well as pasta and risotto dishes.
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Age of Vines: 40 to 60 years old
Fermentation: With indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks
Serving temperature: 8°C