Melsheimer Rurale Pet-Nat 2020

Type: Sparkling
Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Northernly continental climate that is marked by cool temperatures
Terroir: Made from Riesling grown in the Moselle region on shale soil
Ageing: Rurale is made according to the very old method of producing sparkling wines – Pétillant Naturel or Pet-Nat. According to this method, the must is bottled in the middle of fermentation, and the bottles are sealed with caps. Thus, the fermentation of carbon dioxide remains in the wine along with the yeast. In addition, the wine does not need sulfonation because it remains stable thanks to the integrated carbon dioxide

Color: Light straw yellow
Nose: Cool yet very complex nose with fragrant floral notes of summer meadow, roses, woodruff and herbs. In addition to the floral aromas, there is a fine exotic fruit and a hint of sweet winter apple
Palate: Animatingly tart on the palate, well structured with fine fruit of rhubarb, cider pear and quince. A pinch of iodine and some sea salt in the dense aftertaste. Pure, deep, resonant and alive

About the Winery: The Melsheimer Winery on the Moselle has been family-owned for 200 years. For five generations, the Melsheimer family has grown beautiful grapes on the steep slopes around Reil in the Moselle. In 1995, Torsten Melsheimer joined the family business after completing a degree in viticulture and began to move to organic farming, and in 1997 became a member of Ecovin.

Thorsten Melsheimer handles extreme steep slopes where only manual work is possible. He grows almost exclusively Riesling. The Moselle has been famous for its wines from this grape variety for centuries, and many connoisseurs believe that it produces the best results here. Receiving the 2007 Riesling Award is further confirmation of his ongoing commitment to quality. Filigree, aromatic still wines and excellent Melsheimer sparkling wines were highly appreciated by both wine critics and consumers.