After an early bud break, Saarstein had about 25% damage from spring frost in April. The vines easily survived the drought and flowering started early. Grape harvest started in September with the Burgundy vines followed by Riesling, at the beginning of October. In the second half of autumn botrytis started slightly. The focus of the 2019 is on wonderful Kabinett qualities with only 7.5% alcohol, feather-light, delicate, animating wines with very intense fruity aromas but also strong, powerful dry wines like the „Old Vines“.
Grapes from younger parts of the Saarstein Vineyards, all hand-picked, blue slate soil, south-southwest exposure.