mountain finesse of the Mosel,
in a rosé
This rosé is singular. Literally.
In an ocean of rosés from the warmest wine making regions on earth (Italy, Spain, CA, Provence), the Mosel’s joyful rebel Ulrich “Ulli” Stein makes what is one of the few Mosel rosés.
The Mosel, one of the world’s coolest-climate wine growing regions, is about finesse, about minerality, about delicacy and intensity.
Sounds like the perfect recipe for profound rosé? It is.
Yeah, it’s counter-intuitive, sorta. We love to romanticize the southern regions – the sun-drenched hills of Provence and Tuscany. But intense sunshine leads to intensely ripe grapes, which lead to high levels of alcohol and low levels of acidity.
Rosé, however, requires a whip-smart acidity, that refreshing crackle. That’s what a cool-climate delivers: the snap, crackle and refreshing pop.
Does it make sense to use some of the greatest, most labor-intensive vineyards in the world to make a rosé? In financial terms, absolutely not. It’s ridiculous, which is probably what Stein cherishes most from the whole exercise. That and the fact the wine is bonkers-good.
For 2013, the first vintage brought into the U.S., the few cases were snapped up by two NY establishments. We got a bit more for vintages 14 and 15, but most went to restaurant Estela in New York. This is the first year we have any quantity to speak of, an amount even worth the time to pen these few lines in tribute.
It’s only mid-June, the first day of summer isn’t even till tomorrow. July and August should be a pleasant mixture of record-breaking heat and sweaty, shag-carpet humidity. Be prepared.
Prices for individual bottles clock in somewhere around $23 – if you wanna buy solid cases we can probably hook you up closer to the $20-spot though this all depends where you are.
So let us know where you are and how much you want – firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Stein Rosé Trocken – About $23 retail
closer to $20 on the case-buy…
How does this work? We are not a retailer, we are an importer. As such, depending on who and where you are, we can only arrange for sales by putting you in touch with someone who can sell this wine to you. If you’re just a passionate wine collector, we’ll put you in touch with a retailer near you who does, or who could, carry this wine. If you’re an interested retailer, we’ll put you in touch with one of our distributors. If you’re a vom Boden distributor, we have some of this wine and you should buy it. Come to think of it, why haven’t you bought it already? For real.