There is no doubt that Schloss Saarstein has always been a place where people liked to party. Perched high above the river and the vines, a generously proportioned terrace, which had been designed by the builders of the manor house, has been the setting for many a glittering event. At any time of the year, visitors can enjoy the fully glazed, conservatory-style events venue that is unique to the Saar region. It accommodates up to fifty guests who can savour the views across the vineyards, the river and the entire valley. And to those who are interested, the landlord happily points out the exact site where the wine in their glasses was grown.
While it is important to Christian Ebert that every vintage tastes different, he sets much greater store by a distinct profile. His wines represent various types. They have character because they are real Saar wines! Schloss Saarstein believes in making wine in tune with nature although Ebert does not have a certificate as he wants to keep his options open. He categorically rejects the use of artificial fertilizers and insecticides. What does matter to him a great deal though is the age of the vines. Age defines quality and depending on the quality Ebert decides which grapes are used for which wine. Due to the extreme location of the vineyards, almost all vineyard work needs to be done by hand. While the vineyard crawler tractor is a great help and Christian Ebert does everything in order to use it on more parcels in the future, the Saarstein site is and remains a steeply sloping vineyard. And this means: work by hand!
A lovely nose with tree fruit, citrus notes & minerality. The palate gives peach, apricot, lemon and honey. Very smooth mouthfeel with a medium-long honeyed lemon finish.