100% Riesling, 100% nature and 100% Mosel, these are three attributes that describe this Pet Nat sparkling wine very aptly. The label looks more like the flyer of a psychobilly concert of the 1980s. However, as is so often the case, it is the content that matters. This looks like a slightly cloudy shiny gold piece, which is brushed in the mouth with the slowly rising perlage, bringing out slightly ripe aromas of lime, peach and apricot in harmony with herbs. On the nose, there is fresh fruit yeast cake, which harmonises very pleasantly with the oxidation note that is slightly reminiscent of champagne. This comes from the 18 months of yeast storage in the bottle. The Riesling grapes for this natural wine, also called Vin Naturel, all come from vineyards around the winegrowing village of Kröv on the Moselle and were harvested at different harvest times. This helps to achieve a good balance of acidity and fruit. After 24 hours of maceration on the grape skins, the wine continues to ferment until there is only about 15g of residual sugar left. Now it is bottled to finish the fermentation process using the Rurale method. This is the most original method of bottle fermentation for sparkling wines. The wine is neither clarified, nor fined nor sulphurised. In the truest sense, pure and wild like the name and the label.
The Pet Nat
Weingut Staffelter Hof
Staffelter Hof, 1155 years old and therefore the oldest still existing company in Germany. The winery is located in Kröv on the Mosel and is one of Kröv's cultural monuments.All wines from Weingut Staffelter Hof