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.
68.5 ha, from which 5 ha belong to Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier
110–240 meters above sea level
Gray-blue, dark clayey slate soil; good drainage; stony; in parts interspersed with gravel
One of the most famous sites on the Middle Mosel, certain parcels produce top wines
Taut, firmly structured wines with pronounced acidity, good fruit and balanced wines with finesse and the potential for aging