So typical of German Riesling, aromas and flavors of slate, ripe green plums, white peach, pears, a touch of smoke and sweetness, creamy in texture and finishing dry and fresh. A great everyday wine that pairs many foods - try it with chicken and veal di
The grapes for this wine are fermented in traditional oak barrels. Fermentation initiates spontaneously and is followed by extended lees ageing in stainless steel tanks. So typical of German Riesling, aromas and flavors of slate, ripe green plums, white peach, pears, a touch of smoke and sweetness, creamy in texture and finishing dry and fresh. A great everyday wine that pairs with many foods - try it with chicken and veal dishes, salads, pork. The term 'feinherb' on the label roughly means half dry (or off dry), or a touch of sweetness with 9 -18 grams of residual sugar.
The Schlossgut Diel property in the Nahe wine region of Germany includes vineyards, a castle and winery, and are significant historically. The Diel family bought the winery in 1802 from Baron Dalberg, who successfully prevented its confiscation by Napoleon’s troops in 1789. The winery is currently owned by noted gourmand and wine aficionado, Armin Diel, who is recognized for promoting German wine. His daughter, Caroline, oversees winemaking. Diel’s wines offer comparisons of both terroir and intensity, achieved at various levels of ripeness. Diel is among the very few who still produces each Grosses Gewächs (equivalent to Grand Cru, meaning Great Growth) site at each Pradikät (ripeness level expressed in ripeness level terms, e.g. residual sugar).
The Diel steep vineyards are on soils of clay, slate, quartz and gravels. Because of the steepness of the slopes, organic viticulture is practiced as much as possible. With recognized great sites, meticulous vineyard management and winemaking, Diel's wines continue to receive wide acclaim.