Sybille Kuntz
Riesling Qualitatswein, 2020

Grower: Sybille Kuntz
Region: Mosel, Germany
Grape Varieties: Riesling
Size: 75cl bottle

For centuries of generations the Kuntz family have been involved in the business of winemaking in the region of Lieser, close to the border of Luxembourg in the East. They’ve covered a wide gamut of the industry from the production of barrel making, through to bottling, growing and selling. Which, when it comes to Sybille’s character and approach is unsurprising that she has an unflinching and deep rooted work ethic.

She was increasingly disappointed with the wines produced by the families estate and knew there was a better way forward. After her studies she returned to the family vineyards in the mid 80’s and shortly after began to convert the 18 hectares to Eco certified and then to full biodynamic viticulture in 2016. Refusing to be influenced by any style, trend or approach of the time, Sybille began to focus solely on cultivating the best that Mosel has to offer. With a long ancestral lineage and a well of self belief she did just that.

The vineyard sites for the Qualitätswein is on slopes of slate and quartz at an incline or 30-50%. Age of the vines is approximately 50yrs old. It’s text book Mosel riesling. Distinctively dry (trocken), green fruit and citrus peel aromas followed by a taught, racy and mineral finish. It’s Mosel riesling from grand cru sites produced at the hands of a powerhouse female winemaker with a vision. Worth having a case of this on hand for anytime of the year.

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