Vade Retro 2016
A Wine That
goes back to the future! Since Thorsten's return to the family estate in the 1990s he knew that he would not just stay within the 'classic' interpretation but experiment on Riesling that would be allowed without a single drop of sulphur. Nothing revolutionary if you think back (of forward) but a truly outstanding interpretation of Mosel Riesling from grapes of extremely old vineyards in the single parcel Mullay-Hofberg. Drinking the 'Vade Retro' reminds us of the flowers and herbs you can find around the forest patches on top of the steep Mosel slopes. What a wine, what a statement.
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- Winemaker: Thorsten Melsheimer
Where and How?
The grapes come from the single vineyard 'Mullay-Hofberg' - a vineyard that has been in the hands of the Melsheimer family for the past centuries. Pure grey slate soils that give Riesling from the Mosel its unique flavour. Grapes are hand-harvested on the steep slopes and then vinified in large 'Fuder' barrels - a traditional size in the Mosel ever since.
The Winemaker: Thorsten Melsheimer
Thorsten Melsheimer is a curious and meticulous winemaker who crafts some of the most compelling Rieslings from some of the most famed sites in the Mosel. Bit by bit over the years, he has also become intrigued by sparkling wine, making pét-nat as an experiment before it was even known as pét-nat.
This is a guy who makes wine not just for a living, but for fun. It's an endless journey of learning and knowledge, and these bottles will tell you the stories of all the lessons learnt along the way.