In Trittenheim, along an impressive bend of the Mosel river, lies the centuries-old domain where Eva Clüsserath-Wittmann makes her delicate but precise white wines. The Clüsserath family has been in the wine business since 1670, but it is under Eva’s reign that their output has truly climbed the ranks of international esteem. All of these wines are marked by her loving care of the sometimes ancient slate-soil family vines and her exceedingly patient vinifications on old wooden Fuder.
Ansgar Clüsserath ‘Steinreich’ Riesling Trocken 2020
A true staff favourite for years, Eva Clüsserath’s ‘Steinreich’ dances a tightrope between the refreshing energy of the entry-level ‘Vom Schiefer’ Riesling and the dense-but-weightless complexity of the Cru wines. Delicious tension of driving acidity, almost-oily stone fruit and fierce minerality, sprinkled with the herbaceous zing of fresh lime juice. Profound but addictive stuff.