Bischofliche Weinguter Trier Kanzemer Altenberg Riesling Spatlese is a delicious medium-sweet Riesling from the famously steep Kanzemer Altenberg vineyard.
The wine estate of Bischofliche Weinguter Trier was founded in 1966 with the amalgamation of three wine estates – Bischöfliches Konvikt (est. in 1840), Bischöfliches Priesterseminar (est. in 1773), and Hohe Domkirche (est. in 1851). Today, the estate comprises some 95 hectares of vineyards located at some of the most legendary sites in the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer. Almost 90% of production is Riesling, with grapes crushed and pressed at Scharzhof on the Saar and Duisburger Hoffman on the Ruwer. Wines are then aged in either traditional fuder or stainless steel in their vast vaulted cellars in the heart of Trier, which date back to Roman times.
The grapes for this wine come from the Kanzemer Altenberg vineyard, the steepest vineyard in the Saar, of which 5.9 hectares are owned by Bischofliche Weinguter Trier. The steep vineyard is south to south-east facing and is protected from the cold north winds. With its proximity to the Saar, the temperatures are neither too high nor too low. The steep slope favors the light and makes the hillside optimal for heat storage. After careful picking and selection, the grapes are fermented in a combination of 1000L oak Fuder and stainless steel tanks – the parts are blended later to add complexity. The wine rests for a few months on its fine lees before bottling.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.