2011 produced some utterly delightful wine due to a growing period without drought or extreme heat and perfect conditions at harvest. Kloster Eberbach have harnessed this perfection in these equally perfect little half bottles from Riesling vines grown on the Roseneck vineyard, named after the roses which grew wild amongst the rocks. This has barley sugar and honeysuckle on the palate and enough acidity to strike that perfect balance with the natural sweetness which only the very best German producers can achieve.
The monastery at Kloster Eberbach (Rheingau) was established by Cistercian monks from Burgundy in 1136, bringing with them vines, expertise and laying the foundation for Pinot Noir production in Germany. Today the estate, managed by Dieter Greiner covers 500 acres (380 acres Riesling / 80 acres Pinot Noir) and as a founding member of the VDP (Germany's finest estates) it’s acclaimed by journalists worldwide. The estates vineyards sites along the Rhine are managed by Stefan Seyffardt, including the monopole of Steinberg, Centgericht and Neroberg.