The Veldenzer Elisenberg produces completely independent Riesling wines. Situated in a south-south-western exposure, the vineyard is somewhat cooler in a side valley of the Moselle. The cool location and its unique soil with a high proportion of quartzite, make the Rieslings growing here a stylistic speciality in the Moselle valley. On the nose, the Spätlese from the Elisenberg is cool and sublimely floral, with a fine scent of white spring flowers and a lovely exotic fruit aroma of passion fruit. Notes of ripe pear and red berries complement the imposing aroma. Lots of racy acidity on the palate, with lively, polished and finely juicy fruit. The Spätlese appears taut and slender. The minerality seems almost chalky and shows fine salt in the background. Extremely elegant style and quite animating. It is actually a mystery why this site is still so unknown - because the Spätlese from the Elisenberg is undisputedly one of the top vintages! Incredibly good!!!
Weingut Max Ferd. Richter
Today, the traditional Weingut Max Ferd. Richter is run by Dr. Dirk Richter who is the 9th generation at the estate. Since the summer of 2012, his son, Constantin, is also working at the winery.All wines from Weingut Max Ferd. Richter