The Zilliken family traces its wine growing traditions back to 1742. The early generations toiled in Saarburg and Ockfen, but it was Royal Prussian Forest Superintendent Ferdinand Geltz (1851 – 1925) who laid the groundwork for what would become one of the grandest family-owned estates anywhere on the Saar and Mosel.
Ferdinand Geltz was a co-founder of the "Vereins der Naturweinversteigerer Großer Ring," an organisation today known as the VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter). It promoted the sale of premier quality unchaptalised wines as a way to raise the profile, both domestically and internationally, of the outstanding Rieslings being produced in this wine growing region.
Tasting Notes: Careful selection and multiple passes in the vineyard yield a true Riesling gem. Sophisticated and subtle, the wine opens with lilting floral notes of dewy meadows, wet stone and a touch of spring moss. Rich, ripe flavours of peach and date spill from the tightly laced acidic corset, belying the power and opulence that lie within. A wine of pure beauty and balance with a very long and bright future ahead.