The Brauneberg Juffer is one of the steepest slopes of the Mosel. The 43 degrees inclination makes sure the hillside vineyards receive a lot of sun hours and makes vineyard maintenance very hard. Most of the work has to be done manually, it’s an effortful and arduous process. The vineyard does provide very balanced riesling, ripe but also with a big backbone of acidity. The typical slate minerality provides the world-famous Riesling many wine lovers are seeking after.
Although we already have the beautiful wines from the Mosel of Ansgar Clüsserath we were also looking for that typical Riesling expression from the Mosel in a somewhat more affordable and accessible range. Eva Clüsserath works on small scale and provides for a clean, mineral style with piercing acidity. She is modest and her wines speak for themselves. Her wines are made without concession.
The wines from Martin Conrad are more accessible and open. Ripeness or greenness don’t seem to be an issue for the Conrad wines. Especially his Feinherbs and Kabinetts show that pleasure of cheerful and refreshing directness. Well-made wines that show consistency and clarity. His Riesling are terroirdriven as well as pleasurable.