In Germany’s Mosel Valley, the Studert family has been cultivating vines here for twelve generations – since 1581. Grape-growing in the famous village of Wehlen historically dates back to 1256. Here, the vineyards are planted on very steeply inclined slopes, facing South and well secluded in the deep-cut Mosel valley. The soil is mostly composed of worn and eroded blue and black slate, which warms up quickly, continuing to provide warmth and moisture on the cool nights. 80% of the vineyards are planted with original ungrafted Riesling root-stock. Since the merger of the estates of Stephan Studert and Peter Prüm (S.A.Prüm-Erben), the estate is now known as “Studert-Prüm, Maximinhof” and managed by the wine-makers Gerhard and Stephan Studert.
Join us as we hear from Gerhardt Studert about the history and viticulture of this fascinating area, and the wonderful Rieslings of the Mosel.
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