Sybille Kuntz Scharz Auslese is an exceptional wine. It is not produced every year, only in the best vintages. Rich and complex on the palate with hints of those classic old Riesling characteristics followed with flavours of orange peel, tangerine, dried apricot, cooked nectarine & orange marmalade. Off dry, but can be drunk anytime, but will go especially well with an abundant cheeseboard. A wine to be savoured.
The vines for the Auslese also grow in the best parcels of the Niederberg-Helden site in Lieser. During harvest the grapes are manually selected for only dark-golden almost violet botrytis grapes that have almost shrunk to dehydrated raisins. They are still a bit juicy and taste like fully ripe aromatic fruits. A number of the vines from the Grand Cru site Lieser Niederberg-Helden consist of old ungrafted Riesling vines of more than a 100 years of age that have withstood even the phylloxera. Already centuries ago Riesling wines from this site were among the best in the world.
Sybille took over her family estate in the early 1980’s. She had opened a wine shop a few years earlier and realised that her parent’s wine was poor compared to others in the region. She thought she could do better and was right! Sybille now farms the 45 acre estate with her husband Markus along strict biodynamic principals. The wines have a complexity, freshness and modern appearance that puts them amongst the best in the region.
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