St. Aldegunder Himmelreich is a 2ha vineyard that is planted with mainly Riesling + some Pinot Noir, Elbling, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Riesling vines are ungrafted and avarage around 80 years old. That's important, because these older vines seem to be less affected by climate change and allow Stein to create fresh Rieslings with a mineral structure and low alcohol, something that's not to be taken for granted in the Mosel any longer.
This 2015 Kabinett Trocken is 5 years old but still considered young for a Riesling and more particular a Stein wein. These wines have some serious age on them, even from a warm vintage as 2015 was. Gripping minerality, fresh acidity and a great long finish starting to show notes of the honey & apricot that excites us with Rieslings.
Stein - St. Aldegunder Himmelreich Kabinett Trocken 2015
Alf, Mosel, Germany