Monument on the river
Ayler Kupp takes its name from the top of the hill, on which the famous and mostly southwest-facing steep slope is located. The site, which looks like a whale near Ayl, produces singular, full fruity, and racy Rieslings.
“Ayler is one of the best vineyards in the Saar,” Karl Heinrich Koch said in 1897. That’s right, as even in “small” years, Ayler Kupp can exploit its full potential.
Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier farms another 4.6 ha of vines in Ayler Herrenberger, an enclave in the great Ayler Kupp hillside.
49.2 ha, from which 10.2 ha belong to Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier
150–240 meters above sea level
Mostly south to southwest, a small part faces southeast
Mostly gray-blue slate; in some sections also gray, red, and brown clayey slate soil with a high amount of less weathered, hard stones and some gravel
A diverse site, due to its different expositions, geology as well as the meso- and microclimate of each parcel, which gives exceptional wines
Taut, firm structure with distinctive acidity, lively fruit and good density