St. Urbans-Hof Goldtröpfchen Auslese
The village of Piesport was already an important harbor for trade in the Roman era and the reputation of the Goldtröpfchen, chronicled millennia past in the Roman poet Ausonius' poem 'Mosella', continues today as St. Urbans-Hof's most famous vineyard site—the shining star of the Weis firmament. 'Goldtröpfchen' translates from German into 'little golden drops', a fitting name for such legendary wines. Our Piesporter Goldtröpfchen property is of ancient, unreconstructed origin located close to the slate Mosel Loreley cliffs. These parcels are located in a poorly accessible section of the vineyard which has forced, unlike most of this famous vineyard, an inability to have its orientation altered by modern methods. Only a narrow path allows access. Its ungrafted vines are of unknown age but we are sure they're at least 80 years old. The highly decomposed slate soil has a high water retentive capacity and the large slate cliffs absorb the heat of the sun only to release it in the dark of night like a thermal battery. All of the wines grown here provide a natural sweetness necessary to stress this vineyard's character. This forward sweetness gives notes of black currant, passionfruit, and grapefruit. These can age 30+ years while maintaining absolute freshness.
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