2011 Vintage Notes
September was gorgeous: warm weather led to an unusually early Riesling harvest. Picking of the first Riesling grapes started around October 4. Must weights were high from the get-go with decent yields. Unlike the previous year, grapes continued to ripen nicely, leading to ideal acid levels lower than in the 2010 harvest. It was decided not to rush with this year's harvest. Instead the harvest proceeded slowly and steadily. We were able to select grapes strategically and in phases in the best vineyards. The harvest concluded in late October.
The result: quality 2011 Rieslings are very aromatic and delicious! We look forward to ZÜM 2011 reaching US shores soon, and will keep you posted.
2010 Vintage Notes
However, the excellent ripeness levels achieved at harvest, when combined with careful vinification yielded some beautifully balanced and dense 2010 Mosel Rieslings, though again with unusually low production. The result for 2010 ZÜM was similar to the 2009 in terms of ample density in the mid-palate, but with brighter acidity.
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ZÜM Mosel Riesling is our flagship Signature Wine. It is sourced from traditional, small family growers with top vineyard holdings along the Middle Mosel. We are actively involved in the making of this high quality QbA, from harvest and vinification through bottling. The strong interaction between growers, winemaker, and importer results in a sensational Riesling at a quality level not commonly found in the QbA arena.