Wines

All the wines we currently have on offer are listed below. We prefer to produce dry wines with zesty acidity and a fresh character typical of wines of the Middle Rhine Valley

 

Here some information about the German Quality System:

Which quality level is mentioned on a wine bottle label depends on the amount of sugar in the grapes at harvest time (the must weight). Furthermore, the grapes have to come from just one location, and 85% of them must be of one variety. The quality level says nothing about the taste of the wine.

 

1. Level: Qualitätswein

2. Level: Kabinett

3. Level: Spätlese

4. Level: Auslese

5. Level: Beerenauslese

6. Level: Trockenbeerenauslese

7. Level: Eiswein (for which the grapes also have to be frozen when harvested)

 

All our wines contain sulfites.

Offer Autumn 2020 in german as PDF

Kauer Riesling & TORNADO

 

Our Kauer Riesling and Spätburgunder Weißherbst TORNADO exemplify our philosophy of quality. The Riesling grapes come mainly from Beulsberg in Urbar. It is an uncomplicated fine fruity dry Riesling and is available most years in Kabinett quality. With a maximum of 12% alcohol, it is capable of providing much enjoyment.

Our TORNADO, a product of one of nature’s bad moods, is a Spätburgunder from the Weinhelle lightly pressed after only brief skin contact. The real tornado that raged through Oberwesel on 27 July 2005 almost completely devastated the harvest. The few surviving Spätburgunder grapes were only suitable for producing a Weißherbst – a red wine was out of the question. Defiantly we called that meagre remainder wine TORNADO 27/07. Unexpectedly, it was so well received that we have made a TORNADO every year since then – but now using fully ripe, healthy grapes.

NO. Description Flavour
191

2019 TORNADO

Pinot Noir - rose

Ausgetrunken
dry
192

2019 Kauer Riesling

Qualitätswein

dry
182

2018 Kauer Riesling

Qualitätswein

dry

Riesling Kabinett

 

We particularly like producing light Riesling Kabinett wines in the dry and medium dry categories. They are the perfect companions to lively conversation at evening time; animating wines that make you cheerful rather than tired. As a rule, we aim for an alcohol content between 10.5% and 11.5%.

NO. Description Flavour
193

2019 Kloster Fürstental

Riesling Kabinett

dry
194

2019 Wolfshöhle

Riesling Kabinett

Ausgetrunken
dry
185

2018 Oelsberg                    

Riesling Kabinett

 

 

 

 

 

dry
197

2019 Kloster Fürstental         

Riesling Kabinett

medium-dry
188

2018 Kloster Fürstental         

Riesling Kabinett

medium-dry
1810

2018 Fürstenberg                  

Riesling Kabinett

 

 

 

Ausgetrunken
fruity

Riesling Spätlese

 

The true “terroir-ists” among the Rieslings are the dry late harvest wines made from largely healthy grapes with a maximum of 13% vol. alcohol. These wines reflect their origins particularly impressively and are the right partners for almost any menu. They are harvested towards the end of autumn, much later than the Kabinett wines. This is particularly conducive to the development of the aroma. In addition to the dry variations, we also make medium dry and fruity-sweet late harvest wines. We recommend these to accompany Asian food especially, and everything that is spicy and fruity.

NO. Description Flavour
196

2019 Kloster Fürstental                   

Riesling Spätlese - Old Vines -

dry
186

2018 Kloster Fürstental                   

Riesling Spätlese - Old Vines -

Ausgetrunken
dry
1813

2018 Bacharacher Kloster Fürstental SELEKTION

Riesling Spätlese - old vines -

dry
195

2019 Oelsberg                   

Riesling Spätlese - old vines -

dry
187

2018 Oelsberg                     

Riesling Spätlese - old vines -

dry
1712

2017 von Herzen

Riesling Spätlese in 0,5 l bottles

dry
198

2019 Oelsberg                     

Riesling Spätlese

medium-dry
189

2018 Oelsberg                     

Riesling Spätlese

medium-dry
1814

2018 Bacharacher Kloster Fürstental SELEKTION                     

Riesling Spätlese - old vines -

medium-dry
1811

2018 Fürstenberg                   

Riesling Spätlese

fruity
1710

2017 Fürstenberg                    

Riesling Spätlese

fruity

Riesling Auslese & Beerenauslese

 

If the year and the autumn weather play along, then we are happy to take the time to hand-select the dried noble-rot Riesling berries to make noble-sweet Auslese or Beerenauslese wines. We regard these as wonderful gifts of nature, unbeatable as dessert wines and capable of being stored for extremely long periods.

NO. Description Flavour
1812

2018 Fürstenberg

Riesling Auslese

1711

2017 Kloster Fürstental

Riesling Auslese


Sparkling Wines

 

The Middle Rhine location and the Riesling grape variety are always guarantors of sparkling wines that are vivacious, especially fine-beaded and delicately aromatic. For almost 30 years we have been fostering the classical bottle fermentation process. We consider it important for sparkling wine to be stored on the yeast for a long period of time, which is why only small batches are shaken and disgorged after one year at the earliest. You can find out the duration of the yeast storage for the current batch from our current list.

NO. Description Flavour
21

2016 Riesling

(32 month on yeast)

brut

Spätburgunder Red Wine

 

Now and then we also make a batch of red wine from our small Spätburgunder vineyard. Here too, our aspiration is to tease out the characteristics of this grape variety, irrespective of fashionable trends. Our Spätburgunder wines are stored for at least one year not in barrique, but in a traditional 600-litre oak cask, and more than 13% vol. alcohol is really not necessary. In terms of taste, ours is more a “light summer red wine”.

NO. Description Flavour

 

 

 

 

30

2015 Spätburgunder dry

Pinot Noir Red Wine

Qualitätswein

(Alc.: 12,5 % * Acid: 4,9 g/l * Sugar: 0,3 g/l)

One year cask aged 

in traditional barrel made of Hunsrück Oak

Ausgetrunken

High Spirits

 

 

Using the year’s best pomace or marc, we have our Bacharach colleague and friend Rolf Heidrich distil a fine marc of Riesling (Trester) which we store in our cellar for at least one year or more in a new wooden cask made of Hunsrück oak. As a result, it develops a golden yellow tinge and a fine soft taste.

Martina also prepares a liqueur-like “Trester with herbs and honey”, which can easily lead to compulsive drinking.

NO. Description Flavour
23

Trester vom Riesling
Marc of Riesling

distilled out of our best rapes

matured in a new barrel made of Hunsrück Oak

(42 % vol. Alc.)

24

Trester vom Riesling mit Kräutern und Honig

Marc of Riesling with herbs and honey

(42 % vol. Alc.)