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 Spring 2018 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
1

2017 TORNADO                   dry

Pinot Noir - rose

11

2016 TORNADO                   dry

Pinot Noir - rose

Ausgetrunken
2

2017 Kauer Riesling          dry

Qualitätswein

12

2016 Kauer Riesling          dry

Qualitätswein

Ausgetrunken

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
3

2017 Kloster Fürstental        dry

Riesling Kabinett

4

2017 Wolfshöhle                      dry

Riesling Kabinett

13

2016 Wolfshöhle                      dry

Riesling Kabinett

 

 

 

 

 

Ausgetrunken
6

2017 Kloster Fürstental          medium-dry

Riesling Kabinett

Ausgetrunken
16

2016 Kloster Fürstental          medium-dry

Riesling Kabinett

 

 

 

 

 

Ausgetrunken
17

2016 Fürstenberg                    fruity

Riesling Kabinett

 

 

 


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
5

2017 Oelsberg                      dry

Riesling Spätlese - Old Vines -

14

2016 Oelsberg                      dry

Riesling Spätlese

Ausgetrunken
15

2016 Kloster Fürstental           dry

Riesling Spätlese - old vines -

18

2015 Kloster Fürstental          dry

Riesling Spätlese - Old vines -

7

2017 Oelsberg                      medium-dry

Riesling Spätlese

19

2015 Oelsberg                      medium-dry

Riesling Spätlese

8

2017 Fürstenberg                     fruity

Riesling Spätlese

Ausgetrunken

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
9

2017 Auslese 108°

Bacharacher Kloster Fürstental


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
21

 2014 Riesling brut

(31 month on yeast)


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
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.)


Treasure Chamber

 

We pay particular attention to the storability of our wines, and we keep smaller or larger batches from all our vintages in our Treasure Chamber. Although the current “obsession with youthfulness” forces us to offer the new vintage as early as May, we are convinced that an appropriate maturing time heightens the Riesling experience. At our wine presentations, therefore, you can often also taste wines of older vintages (10-year bottle age).