The southwest-exposed core area in the main hill of the Trittenheim Apotheke is an extremely steep slope terraced with dry stone walls. It is a section that, due to the very steep topographical conditions, has been preserved in its original historical use pattern and is a relic of the former terraced landscape on the Mosel. On this striking rocky slope, Alexander Loersch harvests grapes with great physical effort from vines that still have no roots, some of which were planted in the rocky massif over a hundred years ago. The dry Grosse Gewächs from the Devon terraces shows only one element on the nose at the moment: slate, and that with convincing drama. Only after some time of aeration does a spicy herbal bouquet and a scent reminiscent of damp tobacco leaves rise from the glass. The first impression on the palate - lots of yeasty spice that goes hand in hand with a strikingly tart elegance. The powerful interplay of spice and minerality ends in a salty finish, an impression that is further enhanced by the finely integrated acidity. At the moment still untouchable, but will mature into a great wine! in statu nascendi !