I have for many years followed German wines – and especially the Mosel valley has had a stronghold in my heart. Yes, even hogs and journalists have one.
In recent years this interest have been revived, as I find some of the new drier wines from the Mosel region invigorating.
Weingut Kirsten is one of the producers amongst the front-runners in Mosel regarding the dry-style wines, and although he is not in the VDP, Bernhard is making wines that should wear the Großes Gewächs label.
The Kirsten brand is, however, coming to an end, as Weingut Kirsten has been taken over by the people behind Schlossgut Liebieg in the upper part of Mosel.
Bernhard Kirsten will continue to make the wines, but now working with the owner of Schlossgut Liebieg, Andreas Kreuter, giving Bernhard the possibility to expand the estate and get new and exciting vineyards – the first being Trittenheimer Apotheke.
The new label and the first vintage of the Trittenheimer Apotheke can be seen below.