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Schloss Saarstein liegt auf einem steil abfallenden Hügel aus grauem Schiefer, umgeben von den 11 Hektar großen Weinbergslagen, mit Blick auf die Saar. Das Gut mit "Château-Charakter" wird von Christian Ebert allein geführt.
Due to a warm March and April the buds came out early. April 22nd, we had a cold night with temperatures of –4 degrees which destroyed more than 60 % of the young leaves. A warm summer followed by humid August and September, which resulted into Botrytis infections. Saarstein Estate started picking very early, at the end of September. A lot of infected grapes were thrown away and the picking was a very hard selection. 2017 offers typical clean Riesling wines with fresh fruit, nice acidity and good balance.
Serriger Schloss Saarstein; healthy grapes that grow on grey shale; Saar river shapes the microclimate of the vineyards; deep rooted vines have been planted in 1943 on extreme steep slopes, very low yield to get a more concentrated aroma
selective hand picking in the vineyards, due to the extreme location. 1943 vines: traditional pole (1,2 acres); 1962 vines: vertical shoot positioned trellis