Localization: Mosel, Germany
Tasting Notes: Full of deliciously ripe pear and berry fruit, just juicy enough, just slatey enough, just everything enough! Marked in this vintage by exotic passionflower and candied violets, it is one of the most intense Kabinett I from Clemens. Fuller than a Saar Kab but still leaner and twinklier than a Rheinish one, it is intensely pleasurable to drink---and one hopes a signpost for what can be achieved organically with low sulfur in this style.
Food Pairing: Pairs well with white fish
The Domain: The winery is located in the town of Punderich, a small picturesque village at the beginning of the Terassenmosel. In 1984 the owners decided to convert to organic viniculture. In practice, that means time-intensive and often difficult work by hand on the steep slopes, along with the avoidance - without compromise - of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Nature returns the favor with healthy soil and vital, deep-rooted vines.
Our ultimate goal is to produce wines of the highest quality and individuality. We aim to achieve this through respectful interaction with the environment. Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity is, for us, the essential function. To protect the vine we use various teas and herbal mixtures. Nettles strengthen the immune system and carry basic elements. Silicon-rich horsetail grass contains roll-off effects. Chamomile soothes stress. As protection against fungus, we use copper and sulfur which are supported by herbal mixtures that function as herbicides.
We care for our vines primarily by hand, with dedication and expertise, under the optimal exploitation of wind, rain, and sun.