Appellation: Mosel
Cuvée: Orange Utan
Colour: Orange
Grapes: Riesling 65%, Muskateller (Yellow Muscat) 35%
About: a cool, surprisingly fine orange wine. Rich peach fruit and texture balanced by salty acidity. One euro per bottle is donated to the preservation of Orang Utans in Borneo.


Location, parcels: from Steffensberg
Size ha: less than 1
Age: Riesling planted in 1976, Muscat planted 2014
Soils: blue slate, some clay limestone
Exposition: south
Altitude m: 140
Training: on wire
Farming and philosophy: certified Organic
Average yield hl/ha: 50 – 75
Climate: cool (but changing)


Hand picked. Muscat de-stemmed, fermented on skins for 2 weeks then matured in 500 litre barrels and barriques for 9 months. Riesling half whole bunch, half de-stemmed, fermented on skins for 6 weeks, then aged in 1000 litre oak barrel.

Vintage Notes 2018
The weather: hot and dry year
Yield hl/ha: 60
Bottles produced: 2,200
Date bottled: 2019-03-19
Alcohol %: 11.5
SO2 Total: 0 added