The Mosel river. The steep banks of this ancient river produce a unique style of wine that is found nowhere else in the world. Crisp, refreshing and elegant are terms that best describe wines made from the Riesling grape that are grown along this river. Our Fish Label Mosel Riesling is grown on the dramatic slopes of the famous Longuicher Herrenberg vineyard, just a short distance downstream from the ancient Roman city Trier. We have worked closely with the venerable Schmitt-Wagner Wine Estate to bring you a classic Mosel Riesling whose distinctive character comes from the river that gives it its name.
This crisp, elegant wine with a touch of ripe fruit sweetness is made entirely from Riesling, possibly the finest white grape in the world. Riesling in the traditional, slightly sweet style is a nice complement to our original Bird Label which is produced in a modern, drier style.
Enjoy as an aperitif, with a meal, or just on its own, the perfect wine to share with friends. Serve this wine slightly chilled, but not too cold, let the flavours speak for themselves.
Located in the small community of Grosskarlbach, Pfalz, Germany the Lingenfelder family has been producing wine for 13 generations. Owner and winemaker Rainer-Karl Lingenfelder takes a minimalist approach to winemaking indigenous yeasts are used, malolactic fermentation is blocked and he doesn’t fine nor stabilize his wines. Rainer uses a few large 100-year-old barrels to age some of his wines. These neutral barrels no longer impart any oak flavor but lend texture and a slight creaminess. He also uses some small barriques for the Spatburgunder. Most of the oak barrels are made with German oak. The 30 acre estate is planted with Riesling (40%), Spatburgunder (20%), Scheurebe (10%) with additional parcels of Muller Thurgau, Dornfelder, Silvaner, Kerner and Portugieser.