The Sorentberg winery is located in a side valley of the Moselle, one of the most famous German Riesling growing areas. The extreme steepness of the southern slope and the special red Wissenbach slate provide
"It took a lot of work to restore the 9.5-ha vineyard by hand. But I had a dream: to create unique Rieslings. The soil is made for it - after all, this special, red "Wissenbach Schiefer" is only found here in the Sorentberg," says Ivan Giovanett, cellar master and 3rd generation of the Castelfeder family winery in South Tyrol.
Cool climate, a 100% south-facing slope, the average slope of 110% and the soil characteristics give the Sorentberg Rieslings a distinctive flavor. Since 2012, the newly planted young vineyard has been producing about 15,000 bottles of Riesling annually.
The biggest surprise for the two young winemakers, however, was the discovery of 100-year-old vines. In the extremely steep slope at the edge of the vineyard, the vines had been completely neglected for over 25 years, but after extensive recultivation, almost all of them sprouted again - from which today is recultivated the "Sorentberg Riesling 1000 Alte Reben".
The Sorentberg Riesling Rotschiefer is also available as Limited Edition(Magnum format).
In the meantime, a total of 4 top Rieslings are vinified from the young plant and the old vines - with passion, drive and, above all, according to traditional craftsmanship: Riesling Rotschiefer, Riesling 1000 Alte Reben and, new vintage 2018, Riesling Auslese and 2020 Riesling Kabinett.
For the top Rieslings, the motto is: "Grown, not made!" - Tobias Treis and Ivan Giovanett.