SCHLOSS LIESER MOSEL NEIDERBERG HELDEN AUSLESE 16
Schloss Leiser is a family owned winery in the village of Leiser on the Mosel River in Germany. This region is famous for its great whites made from Riesling, which is the most planted grape variety in this area and in Germany. The best wines are part of the German Pradikat wine system, a ranking of wine styles with defined criteria of grape ripeness at harvest.
This wine is made from hand harvested grapes grown on the great Niederberg Vineyard, planted on south to south west facing slopes at elevations of 110 to 190 metres and steepness of up to 80%. Soils are blue Devonian slate and a plateau on the top of the hill of Neiderberg provides good water supply. Average vine age is 80 to 100 years old and some vines are ungrafted.
The residual sugar in this wine is 95 g/l and, with 7% ABV, this wine is balanced by high acidity, which contributes to its complexity, structure and depth.
Niederberg is one of the Grand Cru vineyards of the Mosel and of Weingut Schloss Lieser.
This is a great Riesling made in small quantities and with meticulous hand work from harvesting the grapes to bottling this delicious wine.