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Riesling „vom blauen Schiefer“ 2021 – Clemens Busch21,52 €Incl. VAT where applicable(28,69 € / 1000 ml)
Riesling „vom roten Schiefer“ 2021 1500ml – Clemens Busch39,01 €Incl. VAT where applicable(26,01 € / 1000 ml)
Riesling Marienburg Grosse Lage „Fahrlay“ Reserve 201847,02 €Incl. VAT where applicable(62,69 € / 1000 ml)
Riesling Marienburg Grosse Lage „Felsterrasse“ 201469,52 €Incl. VAT where applicable(92,69 € / 1000 ml)
Riesling Marienburg Grosse Lage „Felsterrasse“ 201569,52 €Incl. VAT where applicable(92,69 € / 1000 ml)
Riesling Marienburg Grosse Lage „Felsterrasse“ 201775,03 €Incl. VAT where applicable(100,04 € / 1000 ml)
More about Clemens Busch
Marienburg in spring. Photo © Clemens Busch Winery
In the 1980s, more and more winegrowers gave up their steep vineyards to concentrate on mechanisable cultivation of vines in the flat areas. Clemens Busch took advantage of this trend by buying parcel after parcel from his neighbours. Thus he gradually became the owner of many wonderful monopoly vineyards within the (present-day) Marienburg site. Until the beginning of the 1970s, the vineyard with the name Marienburg was much smaller, embedded in a complex network of several individual vineyards with different names.
It was only in the course of the so-called land consolidation that the whole hill was renamed Marienburg.
However, Busch never agreed with this decision. As a representative of the fifth generation of winemakers in his family, he naturally knew that the hill is by no means homogeneous, but consists of several differentiated terroirs. Besides different soils, microclimatic aspects play a role.
The individual vineyard sites
The original Marienburg single vineyard is oriented to the south/southwest and is dominated by grey slate. The wines "»vom grauen Schiefer" and "»Marienburg GG", among others, come from there.
The Rothen's Path consists entirely of red slate - a real rarity on the Moselle. Until 2006, this piece lay fallow and was overgrown by undergrowth. Today, old and younger vines are growing here on about one hectare. The »vom roten Schiefer" and »Marienburg GG Rothenpfad" are produced here.
Falkenlay is dominated by grey slate and lies between the Rothenpfad and Fahrlay. These parcels are considered by some connoisseurs as the "fillet piece" of the hill and provide the best grapes for noble sweet wines. A special selection of the best grapes from old vineyards is bottled under the name "»Raffes".
The Rock terraceLast but not least, is a tiny parcel and Clemens' favorite vineyard. The soils consist of thick grey slate and are particularly difficult to work.
The majority of the wines are vinified in very old Moselfudern. These are wooden barrels that hold 1000 liters, the youngest of which is 48 years old. Many of them were made by Rita's father.
Nothing is added to the wines except a small amount of sulphur during bottling. Any finings also have no place in this cellar. The fermentation of noble sweet wines is stopped by cold and filtration. Thus, even here the sulfur requirement is comparatively low.