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Sybille Kuntz 'Scharz' Riesling
£16.75

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Sybille Kuntz 'Scharz' Riesling

Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Grape: Riesling 
Colour:  White
Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 13.5%
Vintage: 2007
Biodynamic

Sybille’s family have been living in Lieser, in the Mosel, for many generations and have always been involved in aspects of the wine business, from producing barrels to looking after wines for other local growers.  They even acted as wine merchants.  Sybille left home to study and became a wine merchant herself, opening a wine shop to help fund her studies.  She began by selling her family’s wine, and as she began to buy other people’s wines she noticed that the quality of the region was sadly slipping.  

Taking things into her own hands, Sybille returned to the Mosel to begin producing wines on her family’s estate.  To help increase the quality she knew she had to produce a dry wine, and not the sweet style of the 1980s.  She also knew the vineyards must be treated without chemicals, and so began the long process of converting to ’Bio Organic’, finally being certified in 2003.

 

Scharz Auslese is not made every year, only in exceptional vintages. Very slightly off dry, this wine is incredibly versatile working as a perfect aperitif or with a richer cheeseboard. A very special wine indeed.

PRODUCER NOTES

Sybille’s family have been living in Lieser, in the Mosel, for many generations and have always been involved in aspects of the wine business, from producing barrels to looking after wines for other local growers.  They even acted as wine merchants.  Sybille left home to study and became a wine merchant herself, opening a wine shop to help fund her studies.  She began by selling her family’s wine, and as she began to buy other people’s wines she noticed that the quality of the region was sadly slipping.  

Taking things into her own hands, Sybille returned to the Mosel to begin producing wines on her family’s estate.  To help increase the quality she knew she had to produce a dry wine, and not the sweet style of the 1980s.  She also knew the vineyards must be treated without chemicals, and so began the long process of converting to ’Bio Organic’, finally being certified in 2003.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

 

Scharz Auslese is not made every year, only in exceptional vintages. Very slightly off dry, this wine is incredibly versatile working as a perfect aperitif or with a richer cheeseboard. A very special wine indeed.