Schloss Saarsteiner Riesling Kabinett Estate Monopole 2020, Saar, Germany

Schloss Saarstein is located on a steep slope hill of grey slate, surrounded by the 11 hectares vineyard sites, overlooking the Saar River. The estate owner Christian Ebert takes care of cellar and vineyard all by himself. His wines take advantage of the cool microclimate on the Saar and sustainable farming methods. A very late budding was followed by a wet spring with late flowering. In summer, warm phases alternated with continuous rain. It was difficult to meet plant protection deadlines. In many places there were failures due to Peronospora. The Riesling harvest did not begin until October 13 and extended until November 5. The weather during the harvest was dry, and the grapes were healthy until the end. Characteristics: Aroma – stone fruits, apricot. Palate – juicy peach, racy acidity, finely spiced in the finish. Aged in stainless steel.