Bischöfliche Weinguter Trier cultivates approximately 95 hectares of vineyard, among them some of the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer's most legendary sites. 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.
Bischofliche Weinguter Trier Ayler Kupp Riesling Spatlese Feinherb 2021
A classy SAAR late harvest, as it is in the book: wonderfully successful combination of juicy, full fruit and a nice spice in the aftertaste.
For the Ayler Kupp vineayrds which takes its name from the top of the hill, on which the famous steep slope oriented mainly to the southwest is located. The site, which looks like a whale near Ayl, produces singular, full fruity, and racy Rieslings. “Ayler is one of the best vineyards of the Saar,” Karl Heinrich Koch said in 1897. That’s right, because even in the more trying years, Ayler Kupp can reach its full potential.
Selective harvest, gentle processing of the grapes, fermentation in the Moselle river form the basis of all our single-vineyard Rieslings. They are on the fine lees until August/September of the year following the harvest, accompanied by sensory perfection and, after approval by our cellar master, filled in bottles with natural cork.
17.3 g residual / 8.9g TA