Knyphausen Erbacher Steinmorgen Riesling Beerenauslese 1999, 375ml, Rheingau, Germany

Baron owns and manages the estate Knyphausen in the seventh generation. Together with their young winemaker Rainer Rüttiger, they focus on growing the traditional Rheingau varieties Riesling (96%) and Pinot Noir (4%) in top vineyard sites.The total acreage of the estate is 22 hectares (56 acres). The estate owns some of the finest vineyards in the Rheingau Erbacher. The vineyards slope gently towards the Rhine River, which retains and reflects the warmth of the sun. The soil is loamy, contains some loess and limestone and retains water well. These are ideal conditions for the Riesling grape.