From the steeper slopes of the Honigberg hill, this off-dry Riesling is more for connoisseurs. Poached pears, marzipan and even honey on the nose leads to a more weighty apple and peach palate. Complex with good minerality, a wine we recommend getting busy with!
Gold Medal - International Organic Wine Awards 2016 (2015 vintage)
Weingut zur Römerkelter
The home of 'edition bee' Riesling! The idea was to produce a high quality Riesling with a built-in good cause. Winegrower meets wine enthusiast - just like that - and they (Timo Dienhart, owner of biodynamic Zur Romerkelter estate and Andreas Thran, a wine lover from Trier) understood each other from the off. They wanted to make their mark in the field of top Riesling wines from Germany's Mosel valley by producing pure, pleasurable wines from oustanding high slope Riesling vines cultivated organically. At the same time they wanted a part in active creation - they wanted to make their vineyards a refuge for bees. The idea came to fruition in a unique location on living Devonian slate slopes named 'Honigberg' (Honey mountain) while they walked through the especially greened vineyards and noticed the loud buzzing of bees underneath the heavily laden vines. Both Timo and Andreas were well aware of the threatened status of the honey bee as well as its vital role as an important pollinator in the natural cycle, so they commited themselves to make as significant a contribution as they could to provide a bee-friendly habitat in their vineyards as well as to raise awareness concerning the current plight of the bee population. 'Edition bee' Riesling was born. Timo declares " …with every drop of edition bee wine you are supporting our work in maintaining and expanding the important habitat of the bees on the Honigberg ".Furthermore he states "...no new dogmatic agendas, no “that’s the way it always was”, no trendy eco or organic mantle – just the belief in the positive force of creation and its possibilities. Hard work, the support of the people who work with us and a good pinch of idealism".