Ruwer

Karlsmuhle

The Estate

The small estate Karlsmühle is located in a valley where you Ruwer wines produced since the time of Napoleon, now managed impeccably by Peter Geiben. The vineyard is 12  hectares and is located directly on the river Ruwer Lorenzhöf, a small tributary of the Moselle River, has a unique micro-climate, characterized by hot days and cool nights, with hills reaching up to 700 meters, rich in vineyards located close to the river bed that emits air cooling during the night. The vineyards Lorenzhöfer, which are largely made up of Riesling, are exclusive property of the estate Karlsmühle on the steepest of the whole valley of the Ruwer, and the soil is characterized by shale and clay, with layers of quartzite. Renowned for producing great Rieslings, the company produces range from the “simple” Kabinett, fresh and consumed right now, the most sought Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, Eiswein appreciated by critics around the world, but of the 70,000 bottles produced per year a part comes from the vineyard Kaseler Nies’chen.

In addition to the terroir, the selective grape harvest, winemaking technology belongs to the quality-determining characteristics. The cellar is located in a natural rock mountain. After the harvest, the grapes are processed directly in their own wine-press. After contaminants have put in the form of suspended particles, the must is pumped to the fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Regular control of the fermentation process by tasting the wine directly from the tank is an early indication of the expected quality. Some wines are matured in oak barrels from me. After careful storage, finally, the wine is bottled.


Riesling QBA Trocken

Vineyard: The wines from Ruwer is less flourished in style than Medium-Moselle with a heavier fruit and distinct minerality. Weingut Karlsmühle make both dry and sweet wines from over 12 acres of farmland, the underground consists of a deep layer of slate with broken slate in the top layer.

Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling

Vinification: Because the vineyards in Ruwer are so steep, manual harvesting and sorting is required. Much attention is given to ensure only the ripest grapes are used. After the harvest, the grapes are further processed in the cellar is located in a natural rock mountain. This guarantees a constant cool temperature, so the wine to mature perfectly. After the harvest, the grapes are processed directly in our own wine-press. After contaminants have put in the form of suspended particles, the must is pumped to the fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes: This wine is wonderfully juicy, with a fragrant, fruity bouquet. The zesty acidity together with the crystal clear minerality offers an irresistible combination.


Riesling QbA Feinherb

Alcohol Content: 11%

Tasting Notes: Excellent quality for a very reasonable price.  This Riesling has a touch of sweetness, which is carefully kept in check with a fresh acidity; the resulting mouth feel is slightly dry. The bouquet and palate of this Riesling has notes of lime, lemon, yellow plum, green apple, a little cinnamon, and a delicious minerality from the slate-like subsoil.

Food Pairings: Serve as an aperitif, or with lighter fare such as smoked salmon, poultry, and Asian dishes.

Serving Temperature: 10-13°C

 


Kaseler Nies’chen Riesling Kabinett Feinherb

Vineyard: Kaseler Nies’chen is one of Ruwers best and steepest terroirs, with its meager soil of broken slate and quartzite combined with perfect exposure gives classic wines with the amazing combination of intensity and ease of sweetness and crisp acid.

Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling

Vinification: Because the vineyards in Ruwer are so steep, manual harvesting and sorting is required. Much attention is given to ensure only the ripest grapes are used. After the harvest, the grapes are further processed in the cellar. is located in a natural rock mountain. This guarantees a constant cool temperature, so the wine to mature perfectly. After the harvest, the grapes are processed directly in our own wine-press. After contaminants have put in the form of suspended particles, the must is pumped to the fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes: This Riesling offers a little sweetness kept in check distinguished by a fresh, lime-driven acid. Flavor has elements of lime, yellow plum and apple with a nice minerality from the skifferholdige field. Here you will find the unique combination of concentration and lightness that only the German wines possess. The wine can be used as a delightful aperitif, to smoked salmon or best match for a strong, Asian-inspired meal. This wine is bottled with a screw cap, which preserves the wine’s vitality long and provides a uniform development, bottle variation avoided.