Trossen Kestenbüsch Purus

Trossen Kestenbüsch Purus


Country: Germany

Region: Mosel

Grapes: Riesling

Vintage: 2018

Rudolf and Rita Trossen have been practising Biodynamic viticulture in the Mosel region since the early 70s. They are true pioneers, and their efforts have produced incredibly healthy vines - many of which are well over 100 years old - in tough conditions. Frankly this is as good as Mosel Riesling can be in our opinion, and their various bottling each show how soil and aspect can create entirely different wines from the same variety. 

Kestenbüsch refers to chestnut groves that were brought and planted by Romans 2000 years ago and is a high, open and airy south facing plot on grey slate. Fermented in stainless steel and then aged in old oak barrels for 10 months before bottling without any sulphur, it explodes with ripe apple and peach aromas, balanced with incredible acidity and stony, smoky minerality.