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Roterfaden & Rosswag Co-Op Terraces Red

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Vintage: 2019
Region: Rosswag, Germany
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: Lemberger, Trollinger, Regent, Shwarzriesling

Roterfaden & Rosswag Co-Op Terraces Red is a unique blend of Lemberger, Trollinger, Regent, and Schwarzriesling grapes from Germany. Fresh vibes with ruby red color, red fruits, vanilla, super smooth mouth feel with light tannin. This wine is the collaboration between Weingut Roterfaden and the local Rosswag Co-Op. Rosswag is a tiny village about 30 minutes north of Stuttgart. Rosswag and its neighboring village Mülhausen are viticulture treasures. Both are surrounded by an ancient amphitheater of staggering, towering, steep terraced vineyards. The terraces are well over 1,000 years. Built by hand, they include 23.61 miles of stone walls. The vineyards are also an official nature preserve. As beautiful as the vineyards look, they are profoundly expensive to farm. The majority of work must be done by hand.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Red Berries, Red Plum, Strawberry

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Light

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Vom Boden

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Roterfaden & Rosswag Co-Op Terraces Red

Roterfaden & Rosswag Co-Op Terraces Red is a unique blend of Lemberger, Trollinger, Regent, and Schwarzriesling grapes from Germany. Fresh vibes with ruby red color, red fruits, vanilla, super smooth mouth feel with light tannin.

This wine is the collaboration between Weingut Roterfaden and the local Rosswag Co-Op. Rosswag is a tiny village about 30 minutes north of Stuttgart. Rosswag and its neighboring village Mülhausen are viticulture treasures. Both are surrounded by an ancient amphitheater of staggering, towering, steep terraced vineyards. The terraces are well over 1,000 years. Built by hand, they include 23.61 miles of stone walls. The vineyards are also an official nature preserve. As beautiful as the vineyards look, they are profoundly expensive to farm. The majority of work must be done by hand. In the last few decades, there have been enormous changes to the way wine is made and sold; financial pressures have seen many younger people heading to the big cities. The local Rosswag cooperative, which farms 99% of the vineyards, has handled the challenges of the new wine market better than most.

About Weingut Roterfaden

About an hour northwest of Stuttgart, in the exact opposite direction of the “famous” Swabian wine regions (you know where those are, right?), a river called the Enz does that meandering thing rivers do, creating two of the most dramatic amphitheaters of vines and terraces I’ve ever seen, at least outside of the Mosel.

Now, if Swabia is misunderstood, this northern haunt is beyond misunderstood. I’d write that this village of Rosswag was “forgotten,” but I can’t find any literature suggesting it’s ever really registered on the wine map to begin with, which is startling if for no other reason than the in-your-face beauty and drama of this place.