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Scheurebe Spätlese

The grape variety:

As a cross between Riesling and bouquet grapes, the Scheurebe grape variety was developed in 1916 by Dr. Georg Scheu bred in Alzey. Its particular advantages in dessert winemaking (attractive bouquet, late ripening, good acidity structure) led to the grape variety spreading rapidly both nationally and internationally. The Pfeffingen winery is dedicated to the Scheurebe since 50 years. Alongside Riesling, it is the most important grape variety.


The floor:

The Scheurebe vineyard in the Pfeffingen family is located in an absolute top location, the Ungsteiner Herrenberg. The grape variety was planted there quite consciously, since the high demands placed on the site and soil are well known. Only really very good locations, with a southern exposure and a strong, well-supplied soil (here: loess loam with tertiary limestone) ensure the optimal ripeness of the grapes.


The wine:

The selected, fully ripe grapes are carefully selected by hand, ground and left on the mash for a few hours. As a result, the aromatic substances are optimally released. After controlled fermentation at approx. 18 °Celsius, the wine is stored on the yeast for several months ("Sur lie").

In the fragrance, notes of grapefruit, papaya, blood orange and cassis now beguile the senses. The full and round body as well as its melty and dense nature inspire the palate and contribute to a perfect overall picture.

  • Asian dishes (sweet and sour or spicy)

  • Dessert (e.g. lychee sorbet)

  • blue cheese

  • Drinking temperature: 10-12 °C

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