Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg is the westernmost Grosse Lage site in the village of Rüdesheim and sits right on the Rhine River’s edge. It takes its name from the 1211 Ehrenfels castle (Schloss), which sits on its western edge just before the Rhine turns north. It has 45% slopes, and has been planted 100% to Riesling since 1720, among the first sites in Germany to do so. Its powerful and intensely mineral laden wines have been praised for centuries. As far back as 1870 the wines were sold in England as ‘First Growth’.
Light vivid yellow with green reflections. The first aromatic impression reminds one of the terroir: slate and quartz followed by profound and dense peaches and nectarines. The mouth-watering wine is fresh and spicy with a caressing texture. Well muscled, and full-bodied with great persistence, and a long finish.
Cuisine: Excellent pairing with seafood, shellfish, poultry, wild fowl and braised meats.