Kabinett trocken has a blue label to communicate the particular minerality of the blue devonian slate, the soil of the vineyards. The soil is 100% blue devonian slate and adds particular mineral notes into the wines.
All vineyard parcels in the Lieser Schlossberg, Rosenlay and Niederberg-Helden are combed through for grapes that have already achieved their ripening potential for the second quality category, i.e. Kabinett. All other grapes remain on the vine and ripen further until the final picking.
Colour: Clear pale yellow with green hues
Nose: Lovely hints of nettle and wax join the fresh, clean and zipping citrus, again a distinct salty mineral tow to this.
Palate: A lightly waxy and creamy texture to the acidity here giving a touch of roundness, with 7g/l of residual sugar. Focussed, fresh with stony, mouthwatering crispness. As pure as Riesling gets. A lovely, approachable wine. Serve not too cold 15C or so.
Grape Varieties: 100% Riesling
History of Sybille Kuntz
While there are other women winemakers in Germany, including Eva Clusserath at Angsar Clusserath, Frau Knebel at Knebel, and Theresa Breur at Breuer’s Estate, none of the other talented women above have gained or hold complete control of their Estates’ Rieslings like Sybille Kuntz.
The Estate is in its 30th year, and has gained prominence and critical acclaim for their refined-drier style of Riesling. In 2011, Sybille and her husband Markus went from producing wines in their own dry style, to crafting a portfolio of six wines that represent the traditional quality of German viticulture, from Qualitätswein to Trockenbeerenauslese.
Sybille has spearheaded herself to the top of Riesling production in the traditional male-dominated German wine industry. In 2016, Weingut Sybille Kuntz was Demeter certified biodynamic. These wines are now recognised as some of the greatest dry Riesling in the world and there is no doubt that Sybille and Markus will continue to pioneer both in their region but also with what is one of the worlds greatest grape varieties.