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 Kiss Kiss Maddies Lips is a sparkling wine from the Moselle based on Pinot Madeleine, obtained by the method of fermentation in the bottle. Pinot Madeleine is a mutation of Pinot Noir, which has the characteristic of maturing early. The fermentation is spontaneous with only indigenous yeasts, and is bottled with a slight residual sugar to carry out the refermentation in the bottle and allow the formation of bubbles. Unfiltered and without added sulfur. Kiss Kiss Maddies Lips is a creamy and refreshing wine that offers fruity aromas and excellent acidity with a delicate finish. Jan's wines are good, fresh and light, to be drunk with joy and elegance. A perfect thirst quenching aperitive but also great with some juicy homemade cheeseburgers!
Oh and look at that color!