Clusserath Riesling Vom Schiefer Feinherb 2021

Type: White
Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Cool continental climate
Terroir: The vines for this wine come from three different vineyards: the Trittenheimer Altärchen, with its weathered clay shale soils, is located on the Trittenheim side of the Moselle and produces Rieslings with aromas of citrus, grapefruit and orange peel. The Rosengärtchen vineyard, with weathered loamy clay shale soils, is located to the north of Trittenheim. The Sonnenlay vineyard is near Mülheim, in a side valley of the Moselle, and imparts delicate, citrus-like, slightly mineral aromas
Winemaking: The grapes are picked by hand and gently pressed. Spontaneous fermentation in the classic Moselle wooden barrel (Fuderfass). The wine then sits on the lees until June

Color: Golden yellow
Nose: The pure and powerful aroma of the wine reveals tones of citrus fruits, quince, mango, pineapple and piquant shades of rain-soaked slate
Palate: Rich, creamy, powerful, ripe, with well-integrated acidity, juicy tones of fresh fruits, mineral shades and a long, intense, fruity aftertaste

About the Winery:
Since its founding in 1670, Weingut Ansgar Clüsserath in Tritteheim on the Mosel has been owned and operated by the family. Today, Eva Clüsserath-Wittmann is following in the footsteps of her father, Ansgar. Together they manage the estate. After completing her oenological studies at the viticultural school in Geisenheim/Rheingau in 2001, she worked simultaneously at the estate and at the Pfalz regional branch of the VDP (Prädikat Wine Estates) before deciding to devote all of her energy to the estate in Trittenheim.

Like her husband, Philip Wittmann of Weingut Wittmann in Westhofen/Rheinhessen, she is a member of Germany’s new generation of wine-growers who are committed to traditional, ecologically sound viticultural practices as well as forward-looking methods. Both in the vineyard and in the cellar she uses her personal style to bring forth the special characteristics of the Mosel’s unique cultural landscape. Her wines express the typicality of the soils and steep sites with great finesse and elegance.