All of the wines grown here provide a natural sweetness necessary to stress this vineyard’s character. This forward sweetness gives notes of black currant, passionfruit, and grapefruit. These can age 30+ years while maintaining absolute freshness.
The estate’s vineyards are located on steep slopes along the Mosel River at Laurentiuslay, Goldtröpfchen and Mehringer and along the Saar River. One of St. Urbans-Hof’s best parcels is at Goldtröpfchen where the soils are amongst the stoniest and craggiest of the entire 65 hectare vineyard. This site is planted to ungrafted Riesling vines planted over 100 years ago. Wines produced from this well-known vineyard are traditionally left with residual sweetness.
In the winery, exclusively wild yeasts from the vineyard and winery are employed for the fermentation process. The company also includes one of the first privately owned nurseries in Germany that operates on the sélection massale principle.
This pairs well with pork, shellfish, spicy dishes, poultry, and cured meat.