Weingut Staffelterhof is probably one of the oldest wineries in Germany 🇩🇪,in fact it appears for the first time in texts from 862 AD. The winery itself is located in Kröv, a village in the heart of the central Moselle on a 180 ° bend in the river between the old and peaceful wine villages of Wolf and Kinheim.The vineyards extend for about seven hectares on the steep slate hills in the villages of Kröv, Dhron and Piesport. About 75% are planted in Riesling, but there are also plants by Muller Thurgau, Kerner and Spätburgunder🍇Today it is run by Gerd, Gundi and his son Jan Matthias Klein. It is above all the latter that has revolutionized the cellar. After a two-year apprenticeship in viticulture and wine-making in various wineries, from New Zealand and Australia to France and in many different places in Germany, Jan Klein began experimenting with the production of natural wines from their beloved vine, Riesling. In the vineyard he works in biological but soon will pass to biodynamic using methods of over 100 years for the treatment of plants and soils. Even in the cellar, they try to intervene as little as possible without large imaginative machines or wine additives, using indigenous yeasts for fermentation, and steel tanks for refining to try to keep the wine more pure.
The 2020 filling of the Party Panda is a 100% Riesling PETNAT and comes from different vineyards of the Staffelter Hof. A very fine yeasty nose, paired with different aromas of various citrus fruits and slightly herbaceous notes. There are grapefruit, lime, but also some orange and kumquat. Just as the name describes, this wine is full of energy and a great addition to any celebration. The name of the sparkling wine is derived from Jan Klein's marketing line of natural wines "Pandamonium".
Very unique, a gorgeous expression of this grape 🐼 🍇