“This is like the caffeine of wine,” Kristie said. “You can’t help but wake up when you drink it.” “It’s in-your face,” Haley said. “Like pop rocks on your tongue—a little spark plug of juicy deliciousness.” If that doesn’t make you want to pop the bottle, maybe the hints of effervescence, citrus zest, and ‘flinty’ finish can entice you. Kristie says you’ll love drinking this with fried chicken or charcuterie.
Sybille Kuntz’s estate is one of the few in Europe to boast a female chairwoman and winemaker—a feat even more impressive considering Germany’s overwhelmingly male winemaking community. Leading one of the longest lived female-helmed wineries in Europe, Sybille is in her third decade of production. Her estate is nestled among the steep slopes of Germany’s Mosel region, an area considered by many to produce the world’s highest quality Rieslings. In fact, the site of her vines was first recognized as a highly rated vineyard site in 1804, under Napoleon’s classification system. Kuntz farms her 45-80-year-old vines biodynamically, a method of agriculture that goes beyond organics to promote a self-sustaining ecosystem within the vineyard, focusing on making exceptional dry Rieslings. ”Trocken,” in German, means “dry”.