Weingut Prinz Salm - Rhineland-Palatinate - Germany
As a winery the estate has many varieties to choose from. The best known and most versatile German grape variety is Riesling. This plays the lead role in the home. They see Riesling as a kind of medium to expose the different properties. In addition to the focus on soils and layers, it is also the sweetness with which they emphasise the versatility of Riesling extensively. Besides the Rieslings they also grow Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The Princess Salm honour, innately born Countess Castell-Castell, gets the grape variety Silvaner – the leading grape of its homeland Franconia – a very special meaning attributed. The silvaner-parcel is small but mighty and every year one wine is made from this grape.
Examples of wines available are:
2012 Charlachberg Bingen Riesling Grosses Gewächs: Nectarine paired with mild citrus fruits on the nose. Wide and powerful palate. In the finish ripe and red fruits aromas.
2013 Blanc de Noir Trocken: bright golden yellow with salmon-coloured reflections, fragrant fresh flavours of apples, pears and exotic fruits: densely advertised with fine enamel, feminine, round yet marked by fine acidity. A summer wine for many occasions.
2013 Grünschiefer Riesling: the Riesling Grünschiefer shows finesse in a medium- weight body with chewiness, restrained minerality and yellow peach flavours. It is a delight to drink.