Saar

Margarethenhof

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The Estate: Margarethenhof is a quality conscious, family producer that works with low yielding Riesling vines on the steep slopes above the village of Ayl on the river Saar.  South of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, in the Upper Saar-Moselle region, the winery Margarethenhof is located. The wine tradition has been in the family for several generations. The vineyards are cultivated with an experienced hand and environmentally friendly methods to obtain the greatest quality of grapes possible in the vineyard. This includes a careful treatment of grapes, must and wine. The winery Margarethenhof has about 16 hectares of vineyards, especially in the Ayler Kupp.

In 1986, Juergen Weber took over from his father, the management of the estate Margarethenhof with headquarters in Tawern (south of Trier) in the Saar-Upper Mosel region. Fourteen years later, a major expansion and modernization of the company has occurred through the acquisition of Ayler vintners association and the best vineyards around Ayl. The purchase and development of the grapes is strictly limited quantity of environmentally friendly hand, the expansion of the wines most advanced technology is used, such as slow, cooled fermentation of the wine in stainless steel tanks. By careful filtration of the must – mainly from the Riesling grape – the fruit flavors are obtained in all its intensity.

Ayler Kupp, Riesling Kabinett

Ayler Kupp, Riesling KabinettThe Vines: The varietal composition is 100% Riesling. This is Germany’s classic variety and makes up a fifth of the total area under vines, mostly in the Mosel Valley.

The Soil: The Mosel has a very cool, northern continental climate, and such slopes are very effective in optimizing the vines’ exposure to sun, facilitating the ripening of the grapes.

Vinification: From the steep slopes of Ayler Kupp the grapes are harvested in the healthy, fully ripe by repeated selection of hand. The purchase and development of the grapes is strictly limited quantity of environmentally friendly hand, the expansion of the wines most advanced technology is used, such as slow, cooled fermentation of the wine in stainless steel tanks. Bridled slow fermentation ensures excellent flavor formation. Slate gives this wine its distinctive minerality (must weight at least Spätlese quality). The wines are unique due to their strong fruit-driven, racy bouquet

 

 

 

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Ayler Kupp, Riesling Spätlese

Ayler Kupp, Riesling SpätleseThe Vines: The varietal composition is 100% Riesling. This is Germany’s classic variety and makes up a fifth of the total area under vines, mostly in the Mosel Valley.

The Soil: The Mosel has a very cool, northern continental climate, and such slopes are very effective in optimizing the vines’ exposure to sun, facilitating the ripening of the grapes.

Vinification: From the steep slopes of Ayler Kupp the grapes are harvested in the healthy, fully ripe by repeated selection of hand. The purchase and development of the grapes is strictly limited quantity of environmentally friendly hand, the expansion of the wines most advanced technology is used, such as slow, cooled fermentation of the wine in stainless steel tanks. Bridled slow fermentation ensures excellent flavor formation. Slate gives this wine its distinctive minerality (must weight at least Spätlese quality). The wines are unique due to their strong fruit-driven, racy bouquet.

Tasting notes: In the nose, fine and elegant aromas of apricots, vineyard peach and pineapple. The exact structure of the elegance that makes the Saar Riesling so unique. The fruit flavors are captured perfectly with the slate mineral notes, and so the wine gets its complexity and length. In the finish very clear, very long and with its elegant fruit and even slightly creamy texture again animating drinking pleasure

 

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Ayler Kupp, Riesling Auslese

Ayler Kupp, Riesling AusleseThe Vines: The varietal composition is 100% Riesling. This is Germany’s classic variety and makes up a fifth of the total area under vines, mostly in the Mosel Valley.

The Soil: The Mosel has a very cool, northern continental climate, and such slopes are very effective in optimizing the vines’ exposure to sun, facilitating the ripening of the grapes.

Vinification: From the steep slopes of Ayler Kupp the grapes are harvested in the healthy, fully ripe by repeated selection of hand. The purchase and development of the grapes is strictly limited quantity of environmentally friendly hand, the expansion of the wines most advanced technology is used, such as slow, cooled fermentation of the wine in stainless steel tanks. Bridled slow fermentation ensures excellent flavor formation. Slate gives this wine its distinctive minerality (must weight at least Spätlese quality). The wines are unique due to their strong fruit-driven, racy bouquet.

 

 

 

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Elbling Classic

Elbling ClassicThe Vines: The varietal composition is 100% Riesling. This is Germany’s classic variety and makes up a fifth of the total area under vines, mostly in the Mosel Valley.

The Soil: The Mosel has a very cool, northern continental climate, and such slopes are very effective in optimizing the vines’ exposure to sun, facilitating the ripening of the grapes.

Vinification: From the steep slopes of Ayler Kupp the grapes are harvested in the healthy, fully ripe by repeated selection of hand. The purchase and development of the grapes is strictly limited quantity of environmentally friendly hand, the expansion of the wines most advanced technology is used, such as slow, cooled fermentation of the wine in stainless steel tanks. Bridled slow fermentation ensures excellent flavor formation. Slate gives this wine its distinctive minerality (must weight at least Spätlese quality). The wines are unique due to their strong fruit-driven, racy bouquet.

Tasting Notes:  On the nose, reminiscent of apple, slightly nutty flavor. Elbling grows on the southern Mosel wine on limestone soils. Great wine with asparagus and light, fresh cuisine. The Elblingrebe is more than 2000 years old and belongs to the oldest cultivated vine for white wine in Europe. The name comes from Elbling “Vitis Alba” and means “white grape”.

 

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