This stunning picture from the Erdener Prälat underlines the complexity of this terroir capable of true greatness. Here is everything you ever wanted to know about the Erdener Prälat.
The Erdener Prälat is one of the iconic terroir in the Mosel. Erdener Prälat wines combine an incredible fiery power with subtle complexity. This complexity comes, among others, from its transitional terroir. The above picture underlines it nicely: Erdener Prälat is whipped into place by the “red” Ürzig (Würzgarten) but shaped by the “grey” Erden (Treppchen).
Not surprisingly, Erdener Prälat wines fare extremely well in our reviews and are regularly featured as "wine of the month", among others at the hands of Weingut Karl Erbes, Weingut Dr. Hermann and Weingut Dr. Loosen.
It is therefore not surprising that the Erdener Prälat is classified as "VDP.Grosse Lage" by the VDP.Prädikatsweingüter and as "Grosses Gewächs" (for the dry wines from this Grand Cru) by the Bernkasteler Ring.
The vineyard fascinates us so much that we published a fully detailed 19-page article on the Erdener Prälat, which includes:
This detailed article was published in the Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 10 (Jan 2010). You are a subscriber and miss this Issue? Simply send us a request by email and we will be happy to send you a copy. You are not yet a subscriber and wish to get this Issue? Subscribe free of charge by registering yourself here below and ask us for a copy by email.
In the meantime, you can download a summary pdf document of this detailed article on the Erdener Prälat here (status 2015): Erdener Prälat - The Vineyard at a Glance.
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