Soil Type red slate and sandstone
In a region most recently known for high-yielding, innocuous varieties like Sylvaner and Muller-Thurgau that have tainted the reputation of German wine as a whole, Walter Strub and his son Sebastian are crafting transparent, pure expressions of Riesling on slopes along the Rhine River in Nierstein. The Strub family has been making wine in Germany's Rheinhessen region since 1710.
"This village-wine is in fact 100% Orbel, and is an assemblage of three lots, two in cask (Stück and Halbstück, equivalent to the French Piece and meaning the same) and one in steel. The precise proportions are still being determined but each of three options I tasted was excellent, with sponti notes giving lovely savor and soul; the wine is charming, lyric and solid."-Terry Theise Estate Selection
Enjoy Strub Riesling Nierstein Trocken over the next 4-5 years with pan-fried trout, grilled shrimp, fried chicken, and spicy Thai dishes.