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Zeller Schwarze Katz is one of the most memorable vineyard names in the Mosel area. The legend about the black cat, that launched a famous wine in Germany is unique. In 1863, two wine merchants decided their wine purchase trough a black cat, which crept into the cellar and leaped up onto one of the barrels. Today a black basalt fountain with a black cat (= Schwarze Katze) on top is the trademark of the wines in Zell.
Harvest was the earliest ever and the smallest in volume for half a century. The April frosts affected almost a third of the region´s vineyards. The summer brought warm, dry weather, heavy rain, and isolated hailstorms. Picking started in mid-September. Riesling grapes harvested later were able to profit from the favorable weather conditions in the second half of September. This resulted in good must weights and fruit acidity levels.
steep slope vineyard "Zell"
Selected wines with high levels of quality and the use of modern cellar techniques in production