Description/ Tasting NotesFruity sweet, fine acidity, well balanced, with slate mineral notes.
Winery Info/ Brand
The riesling-estate, Hermann, comprises of more than 6.5 hectares of vineyards is managed by Rudi Hermann and his son Christian. Winegrowing has a tradition in the Hermann family for several hundred years. The present estate was created in 1967 when the renowned estate Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben, Germany was divided. In the following years, the vineyard was steadily extended and with the construction of a large modern cellar premises. Production was moved from ürzig to erden. The Hermanns concentrate on the production of Riesling wine on the steep rock slopes of the famous vineyards of the erdener prälat, erdener treppchen and the ürziger würzgarten. In all their vineyards, they grow exclusively ungrafted Riesling stock which deliver the finest Riesling wine.
Region Info/ Origin
Mosel is Germany's third largest out of 13 German wine production regions, but it is the leading region in terms of international prestige and takes the name of the Mosel River. Before 1 August 2007, the region was called Mosel-Saar-Ruwer but was changed to a name that was considered more consumer-friendly. The wine region covers the valleys of the rivers Moselle, Saar, and Ruwer near Koblenz and Trier in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The area is known for the steep slopes of the region's vineyards overlooking the river. The Mosel is mainly famous for its wine made from the Riesling grape, but Elbling and Müller-Thurgau also contribute to the production. Because of the northerly location of the Mosel, the Riesling wine is often light, low in alcohol, crisp and high in acidity, and often exhibits "flowery" rather than "fruity" aromas.