Lightly golden with green hues, the bouquet is of green apples and citrus and is followed by intense lime, kiwi and passion fruit flavours in the mouth. Uplifting, racy and fresh.
90 Points - Jamie Goode, 'Very linear and taut with appealing citrus fruit. Grainy and focused with a bright personality. Dry.' WineAnorak.com April 2018 (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".