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.
Wegeler is a family-run estate with a deep sense of history and tradition. For four generations now, they have shared the same passion for Riesling, which is cultivated in 100% of their vineyards along the Rhine and the Mosel river banks.
The Rheingau estate was purchased by Julius Wegeler in 1882 and the Mosel estate in 1900 with the acquisition of a parcel in the Bernkasteler Doctor vineyard.
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The global reputation of the German white wine community has its roots in the Rheingau, home to both the wine-making estate of Schloss Johannisberg and the village of Hochheim. Both names have been adapted around the world as synonyms for Riesling (such as Johannisberg Riesling and Hock).
The Rheingau is one of the most geographically specific wine regions on the planet with the Rhine (Rhein) River running on the south side and the Taunus mountains along the north. It is an area best known for its small viticultural sites, amazing landscape and perfect microclimate for the delicate Riesling and Pinot Noir grape varietals.
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