The village of Saulheim, in the north-eastern fringes of Rheinhessen, is home to the Thoerle family estate, which is regarded as one of the best producers in the region. Wine making is a family tradition since the 16th century. Today brothers Christoph and Johannes are leading the winery and focus mainly on Riesling, Silvaner and Pinot Noir as well as Pinot Blanc.
The Thörle brothers obtain their distinctive, sappy Riesling and delicate Pinot Noir from the characteristically calcareous limestone-soils of Saulheim’s single vineyards Hölle, Schlossberg and Probstey.
The young talent gained a great deal of praise for their individual approach to pressing techniques. In order to ensure the maximum extraction from the grapes, the Thörle apply mash retention times to white grapes and use the estate’s own yeast for the fermentation process instead of resorting to pure- cultured yeast from the lab. The resulting wines are full of character - they possess a depth of flavor and boast a high potential for maturing.
Thörle’s wines have received national and international acclaim by leading wine guides and critics such as Decanter, Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast, Stuart Pigott and have been selected by state receptions and first class airline wine programs.
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