Alfer Hölle Riesling Q Trocken, Weingut Stein
Produced from the second oldest Riesling vineyard in Mosel, Weingut Stein can date back to the 16th century. Dr Ulrich Stein's mission was to preserve and protect the heritage of these estates. Even when other producers in the 1970s were pulling up their vines to plant on American rootstock, he stuck to his guns and left the land as it was. Fast forward to today and the winery still has some ungrafted vines!
The steep slate hillsides of the Mosel valley are a labour of love and can only be tended to by hand. No synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used, instead they favour biodynamic principles. In between the vines they encourage what many would see as weeds! However, these plants provide homes for vine friendly insects and the roots help limit soil erosion on the steep slopes.
Producer Weingut Stein
Viticulture & Winemaking Biodynamic practises. Grapes are hand harvested, and go through a spontaneous fermentation using indigenous yeasts. The wine is finished with minimal S02 and no other additions.
Region Mosel, Germany
Tasting Notes The explosive aromas of luscious stone fruits, florals and quince work simultaneously with the slate driven dry minerality.