On the steep slopes of Mosel River lie the great Piesporter sites. This particular Spätlese from Piesporter Gärtchen is feinherb (semi-dry) in style. It has a velvety body of peaches and cream and a nose full of crisp green apple, ripe pear and prickly citrus. With ideal acidity and outstanding mineral composition, the semi-dry Blees-Ferber Spätlese is well-balanced and one of our favorites! Very minerally in flavor, this is off-dry, yet lean and focused, with nectarine and grapefruit notes backed by a vibrant structure. Good length. Drink now through 2018.
Pairings:Starters, chicken, fresh fish, shellfish, veggies and light, spicy foods, fruit based salads, heavy cheeses or simply for casual drinking.
The Blees-Ferber estate is located on a hill above Leiwen in the Bernkastel area, showcasing a beautiful view of the Mosel and the surrounding vineyards. Since winemaker Stefan Blees has taken over production of this family-owned estate in the mid-nineties, he has successfully increased the quality of the estate’s wines year over year. Today, he has a reputation as a phenomenal grower-producer of Riesling, the most noble German grape variety.
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Perhaps the most intriguing and picturesque landscape in all of Germany’s wine country lies along the peaceful banks of the Mosel. The Mosel River stretches from its spring in the French Vosges along the Luxemburg border for almost 320 miles northeast, where it finally empties into the Rhine near the quaint town of Koblenz.
The Mosel is considered to be Germany's oldest wine growing region with production dating back to Roman times. It is also considered the world's steepest wine growing region with over 50% of vineyards situated at inclines of over 30°. It is home to the world's steepest vineyard, the Bremmer Calmont, which has an incline of 65°.
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