Clusserath Steinreich Riesling Dry 2021

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

Climate: Cool continental climate
Terroir: Grapes from a southwest-facing vineyard site planted on slate slopes with each vine single-staked and with an average age of 60 to 80 years old
Winemaking: The grapes are harvested by hand and gently pressed. Fermentation takes place spontaneously with natural yeasts in classic wooden barrels. Then the wine is matured on the lees until April and then bottled

Color: Golden yellow
Nose: Complex aromas of nectarine, currant and lemon
Palate: Delicious tension of driving acidity, almost-oily stone fruit and fierce minerality, sprinkled with the herbaceous zing of fresh lime juice

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.