Qualtätswein trocken has a green label as symbol for ripe, green fruits.
In every vintage the Qualitätswein is picked in the first week of harvest. The plots are in Lieser and Bernkastel-Kues, planted with vines of up to 50 years of age. The slope is only 30-50% incline, the soil is a mix of slate and a little bit of quartz. After the first grapes have been pressed we have a reliable indication for the potential of the vintage. The Qualitätswein is vinified dry in style and constitutes the first step of the quality ladder of our six quality categories.
Colour: Clear pale yellow with green hues
Nose: Notes of apple, lime and stone fruit and a classic steeliness,
Palate: A delicious dry Mosel Riesling which has an action packed palate of crisp green fruit, lime and apricot. It’s fresh as a daisy and a delight to drink. This Riesling is made for oysters whether raw or cooked. It is also Bio Dynamic.
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.