Geography

In the case of Goldtröpfchen, nomen est omen: it literally means droplets of gold. Tremendous potential slumbers within the wines made from the naturally sweet droplets pressed out of fully ripened Riesling grapes grown in this site. It resembles a vast amphitheater of vines, nearly all of which face due south – favorable conditions that enable Riesling to reach complete ripeness. Deep soils of weathered slate lend the wines a marked stony complexity; numerous water-bearing and -retaining substrata ensure an optimal supply of water and nutrients. Within the classic, south-facing site, the inclination of slopes varies from 30 to 70 percent. Even in their youth, the minerality of the wines from this site is accessible. The Riesling character is harmoniously rounded out by rich aromas of exotic fruit and black currant.