Karthäuserhof, “Bruno” Riesling Spätlese
Karthäuserhof, “Bruno” Riesling Spätlese

Karthäuserhof, “Bruno” Riesling Spätlese

Mosel, Germany 2018 (750mL)
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Karthäuserhof, “Bruno” Riesling Spätlese

The wines of Karthäuserhof open portals into the wonderful world of Riesling. With almost a millennium of history behind the estate, it’s safe (and correct) to say that this wine is hundreds of years in the making. This is one of those producers we feature again and again, due to their ability to achieve brilliance year after year. If, for some reason, you still haven’t pulled the trigger on one of their wines, here’s an affordable launching pad. Caution: Once the floodgates have opened, there is no turning back. You’ll have a relentless craving for dry, prismatic Riesling!

Deep in the heart of the Mosel, Weingut Karthäuserhof calls the small river town of Eitelsbach home; its estate vineyard lies along the Ruwer River just before intersecting with the iconic Mosel. Peppered with ancient trees and an impressive manor house, the lay of the land here feels sequestered from the frenetic rush of this world. The name of this bucolic estate translates to “Farm of the Carthusians” and its rich history dates to the 11th century when it was first established as a monastery. The past six generations of winemaking have belonged to the same family, with legend Christoph Tyrell overseeing operations since 1986 (he was awarded “Winemaker of the Year” in 1997). 

Karthäuserhof’s new “Bruno” series is an homage to Bruno of Cologne, the founder of the Carthusian order. It’s an affordable take on Karthäuserhof’s name that doesn’t sacrifice the foundations of this ancient estate: “steep vineyards, slate soil, and manual work.” 

Karthäuserhof, “Bruno” Riesling Spätlese


Western Germany


The Pfalz is Germany’s second-largest wine region (behind Rheinhessen, which it borders to the south). The vineyards are situated between the thickly forested Haardt Mountains and the western bank of the Rhine River, with soils that are rich in loam mixed with sandstone, loess (wind-blown silt), and chalky clay.

Western Germany


he Rheinhessen is Germany’s largest-production wine zone and, in comparison to some of the dramatic valleys further north, is a more open landscape of gently rolling hills.

Western Germany


The Saar River is a tributary of the Mosel (and in-cluded in the broader “Mosel-Saar-Ruwer”) PDO designation with vineyards perched on steep slopes of blue Devonian slate. The rocky soils and cool temperatures of these northerly valleys produce Germany’s most chiseled, high-acid  styles of Riesling.

Southwestern Germany


Baden, Germany’s southernmost wine region, has a long history with the “Pinot” family. The region’s vineyards were planted by the same Cistercian Monks who established Pinot Noir in Burgundy. Bordered by the Rhine River and the Black Forest, Baden has diverse soils—everything from loess (silt) to volcanic tuff to limestone, the most prized Pinot Noir soil of all.

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