One of the finest Crus in the entire Mosel and we are lucky enough to have a plot of 2.3ha in the oldest and steepest part, which was never restructured, unlike the rest of the Goldtröpfchen vineyard. Because of this, quite a few vines in our plot are very old, up to 90 years, and especially these old vines are ungrafted and still on their own rootstocks. The soils of the steep slope that is Goldtröpfchen consists of heavy, decomposed, dark slate. The slate heats up during the day and radiates this heat throughout the night. Piesporter Goldtröpfchen has a horseshoe like shape and the best part of the vineyard enjoys the warmth of the sun as well as its reflection from the river’s surface reflected from the river, thereby doubling its effect. Both the Kabinett as well as the Spätlese are always from a particular lieu-dit or plot. In these lieu-dits there are many different microclimates caused by rocks, stone walls and tiny plateaus all in the same plot, and which causes for different growing cycles and ripeness levels. This vintage has received a 92 point rating from The Wine Spectator!
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Weingut St. Urbans-Hof was first established in 1947 by Nicolaus Weis who was awarded the prestigiour title "oekonomierat" (Chancellor of Agriculture) in 1969 for his dedication to German viticulture traditions and his name and title became part of the winery name, St. Urbans-Hof Oekonomierat Nic. Weis Weingut. His son, Hermann and daughter-in-las Ida, carried forward the tradition and further developed the winery through the acquisition of prime vineyard sites in the Mosel and Saar Valleys.
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