Stein, Weihwasser Feinherb 2020Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Ulrich “Ulli” Stein is often referred to as a “joyful rebel” or a “charismatic activist.” Who would dare to plant red grapes in the Mosel, defying a 2,000-year-old tradition of white grapes? And who could make any money doing it? Stein led a brief battle in 2010, challenging the EU to permit planting of red grapes, and won! There aren’t many growers who have had the nerve (or purse) to follow in Stein’s footsteps, a rare gem. He’s got charisma and everyone just seems to like him. His wines are sourced from the traditional steep slate vineyards in the Mosel. His approach is more so about cut than size.
Feinherb is a German wine term for wines that are off-dry. This is different from the likes of “Spatlese” or “Kabinett” which refer to ripeness, whereas this is about the sweetness factor. Weihwasser means “holy water” in German, aka an off-dry holy water.