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Schlossgut Diel 'Pittermannchen' Riesling GG Grosses Gewächs, Nahe 2020

  • $86.00
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Schlossgut Diel 'Nahesteiner' Riesling Trocken, Nahe 2020

The Schlossgut Diel vineyards, castle and winery are of great historical significance. The winery was purchased by the Diel family in 1802; today the winery is owned by Armin Diel and his daughter and winemaker Caroline Diel. Caroline’s styles are a study in both terroir and differences in intensity achieved at various levels of ripeness. Organic viticulture is practiced and sustainability and health of soil is the primary goal The combination of great vineyard sites, dedicated vineyard management and meticulous winemaking has led the winery to receive continued acclaim. The wines scrupulously define themselves: the style changes as the vintage dictates but the wines are always clear, sophisticated, and balanced.

  • Winemaker: Caroline Diel
  • Variety: Riesling (Dry)
  • Farming: Organic and Sustainable (not certified)
  • Terroir: Schlossgut Diel owns 2,5 acres (1 ha) of this prestigious site, making it the smallest member in the exclusive circle of top vineyards of the estate. The name dates back to the 16th century when a Pittermännchen was a small silver coin and implies that the wines made here were significant in value. The soil of the southward aligned site consists of slate with a lots of quartzite and gravel.
  • Harvest: Manual, multi-pass harvest of meticulously selected grapes from the estate vineyards. 
  • Vinification: Gentle pressing, followed by spontaneous fermentation and extended  aging in traditional wood barrels sourced from local oak and stainless  steel tanks.
  • Scores: 93 points, Wine Advocate (2022-12-30)