Carl Sittmann Riesling has aromas of green apples, pears, and apricots. The sweet flavors of peaches and apples are gracefully balanced by the crisp acidity keeping it refreshingly elegant and gracefully without being too sweet.
Along the serpentine route of the Mosel, the river banks rise so sharply that the vineyards carpeting the slopes are among the steepest in the world, with some planted at an astounding 70-degree grade. On these steep inclines, nearly all labor must be done by hand, including tying each vine to its own eight-foot wooden stake as well as carrying up the slate soil that has washed down with the winter rains. Riesling is the primary grape grown in Devonian slate in the steep areas and sandy, gravelly soils in the flatlands near the river’s edge of the middle Mosel Valley.