Schloss Saarstein 1
90% Riesling, 8% Weissburgunder, 2% Grauburgunder
mineralischer, stark skelettierter Boden, steiler Schieferhang (60% Steigung), 160-200m über NN
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Christian Ebert: The Chateau-like location above the vineyards in the middle of rounded off vineyards. 90% of them are classified as VDP.GROSSE LAGE®.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Christian Ebert: We want to emphasize and work out the vineyard and terroir typicality of our mountain. The Saarstein and me: that simply results in an inseparable symbiosis. So to speak, the motto "A man and his mountain" floats above everything. Even if behind our wines there is of course a fantastic team, without which nothing would work at all. The mountain shapes us. And we shape the mountain.
VDP: What wine style do you strive for and do you have a favourite grape variety?
Christian Ebert: Fruity, elegant, light, you can only do that with Riesling.
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who doesn't yet know your winery - as an introduction, so to speak?
Christian Ebert: A finely bitter cabinet of VDP.GUTSWEIN.
VDP: Which wine are you particularly proud of?
Christian Ebert: To the 2016 SCHLOSS SAARSTEIN Riesling Spätlese, VDP.GROSSE LAGE®.
VDP: Why did you become a vintner?
Christian Ebert: I can do nothing but wine :-) As a ten-year-old I was already riding the caterpillar on the steep slopes, what an experience and adventure!
VDP: Do you have any role models?
Christian Ebert: Yes, my father.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Christian Ebert: We want to expand the company area.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Christian Ebert: In production we work traditionally and with craftsmanship. When it comes to marketing, we rely on modern methods.
VDP: Why should I still visit your winery?
Christian Ebert: Treat yourself to a glass or a bottle of wine on our spacious panoramic terrace! The view over the Saartal and the vineyards is really phenomenal.