Loyal to the its location and late ripening, the Riesling makes high demands on terroir and winemaker and produces highly exciting natural wines.
Riesling has its origins in the Rhine Valley, where it was first mentioned in documents in the 15th century. The origin of the grape variety is based on a cross between the Traminer grape cultivated by the Romans on the Rhine and the local Rhenish wild vine called Heunisch.
The great triumphant march to the crown of German viticulture took place in the 18th and 19th centuries and was so sought after internationally that it was often more expensive than many great wines from France. Riesling develops enormous amounts of fruit, extract and acidity, typical aromas here being apricot, peach and apple.
In addition, its minerality often reflects the complexity of its origin, leading to its incredible desirability among sommeliers and wine lovers around the world. From good years, noble sweet Riesling is almost immortal, but dry growths also mature excellently. Riesling plays undisputedly in the Champions League of the wine world.