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Trittenheimer Apotheke

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Trittenheimer Apotheke

Trittenheimer Apotheke is one of the best steep slope sites on the Middle Mosel. The Rieslings from the slate soil are full of character with subtle flavors and a ripe, compact structure. Daniel Deckers describes the wines from the “majestic steep vineyard” as mineral, elegant, never fat, and with a subtle note of fresh herbs.

The name Apotheke (“apothecary”) doesn’t come, as many believe, from particular health benefits of the wine, as is widely assumed, but from “Abtsberg” or “Abteiberg,” indicating the Benedictine foundation of Trier.

Profile

Total area:

68.5 ha, from which 5 ha belong to Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier

Height:

110–240 meters above sea level

Exposition:

Southwest

Slope:

50–70%

Soil:

Gray-blue, dark clayey slate soil; good drainage; stony; in parts interspersed with gravel

Features:

One of the most famous sites on the Middle Mosel, certain parcels produce top wines

Wine type:

Taut, firmly structured wines with pronounced acidity, good fruit and balanced wines with finesse and the potential for aging