Diel de Diel, Schlossgut Trocken 2018
Varietal: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling
Diel de Diel has become a calling card for Schlossgut Diel, showcasing their range of terroirs. In the spirit of a field blend, the wine is an all-estate blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and bit of Riesling for freshness—fermented in stainless and aged large barrel with extended lees contact.
The Schlossgut Diel vineyards, castle and winery are of great historical significance. The winery was purchased by the Diel family in 1802 from Baron Dalberg, who had managed to prevent its confiscation by Napoleon’s troops in 1789. Today the winery is owned by prominent gourmand and wine aficionado Armin Diel, well regarded for his work to promote German wine, and whose daughter Caroline is now winemaker and proprietor. Diel’s offerings are a study in both terroir and differences in intensity achieved at various levels of ripeness. Diel is one of few who still vinifies each Grosses Gewächs site at each Pradikät.