Made from fully ripened, hand-picked grapes, our Sweet Riesling offers balanced fruit flavors with a touch of natural sweetness. Light bodied, with a tart apple flavor that’s lively on the palate. Perfect as a cocktail or with cheese, fruit, salads, shellfish and poultry.
Schmitt Sohne Family Wines Sweet Riesling hails from select vineyards along the Mosel River in Germany. The Mosel is regarded as the oldest wine-growing region in Germany, believed to have been established by the Romans around 50 AD. It is one of the most northernly wine regions in world. Mosel vineyards are famous for their steep south-facing slopes and blue slate soil that help impart the green apple flavours and minerality found in this delicate Riesling.
Germany’s harvest is typically a month later than other wine regions, allowing for a long ripening season. Our winemakers carefully monitor the grapes on the vine, picking at optimal ripeness. During picking, the grapes are handled very carefully to avoid bruising, letting the natural sweetness shine through. Harvested in the cool early morning, the grapes are brought quickly to the winery, destemmed and placed in stainless steel tanks that help retain our Riesling’s crisp acidity. The wine is kept cool, between 50-65 degrees, during fermentation.
For over 100 years, the Schmitt family has produced high quality Riesling along the banks of the Mosel River in Germany. With our fifth generation now working in our family-owned company, many of our decisions are still made at the dinner table.