CLEMENS BUSCH MARIENBURG RIESLING GG ROTHENPFAD 19
Beautifully refreshing youthful Mosel Riesling grown on red slate soils in the Mosel, which are farmed organically and biodynamically (see more details in the winery description below). The Rothenpfad is a plot of just over 1 hectare of ungrafted vines, which are up to 85 years old.
All Clemens Busch wines are certified organic and biodynamic.
The Clemens Busch story
The story of this highly revered winery centres on the Pündericher Marienburg Grosse Lage, a Grand Cru vineyard of 15 hectares, owned by Rita and Clemens Busch, on the banks of the Mosel.
Their vineyard is opposite their home village of Pünderich at the start of the Terrassenmosel, the vast majority of it being south east facing. Differing slate soils and unique micro climates play a large role in winemaking. In order to differentiate the Marienburg's individual plots, the Busch family has used the corresponding historical names to describe the individual wines such as: Fahrlay, Falkenlay, Raffes, and Rothenpfad. The Marienburg vineyard has been farmed organically since 1986, and biodynamically since 2005. It is predominantly composed of grey slate, although there are plots of blue and red slate present. Both dry and fruit sweet wines are made. The capsule colour gives a clue to the colour of slate in the plot, except in the case of the Spätlese Goldkapsel.