winegrowing tradition since roman times, and highest historical esteem due to the french and prussian vineyard classification ratings in the 19th century demand total dedication to quality.
in line with our company philosophy, wine is rooted in its origins: steep slopes of red slate on the sunny south side of the petrisberg hill in trier give our wines their characteristic minerality, and – due to extra-low yield per hectare, and late, selective grape harvesting – better-than-average maturity.
the oechsle scale, used for measuring the density of grape must, is only of limited use as an indicator for maturity and quality. soil, vintage, yield level, and the vintner’s skills are crucial here – that’s why we do not classify our dry and semi-dry wines (which are always at the late vintage harvest level, anyway) with teh german prädikat quality category labels, but rather reserve them exclusively for our sweet wines starting at the “auslese” select grape harvest level. unless specially labelled, all of our wines are dry.