WINES

A QUINTESSENTIAL TASTE OF THE NAHE

Our VDP member estate is predestined to make Rieslings. The variety beautifully reflects the soils and thrives in this climate. These Rieslings evince a character that is equal parts minerality, vitality and delicate fruitiness. We also cultivate fragrant and juicy Pinot Noirs and Blancs. The region is roughly 2/3 Riesling to 1/3 Pinot varieties.

We are particularly proud of our sekt, our Kabinett and Großes Gewächs wines.


Our varieties in detail:

Sekts

Dry Riesling Gutswein (estate) and Ortswein (village)

Dry Riesling Erstes Gewächs

Dry Riesling Großes Gewächs

Collection de Diel

Pinot Blanc and Gris Reservé

Pinot Noir Reservé

Fruity Rieslings

Nobly Sweet Rieslings

Auction Wines


SEKT (SPARKLING)

Méthode Traditionelle

SPARKLING PASSION

There are many steps to ensuring the quality of our sparkling wine, and all start with a true passion for bubbles. Selective hand harvest, whole cluster, traditional bottle fermentation, extended lees contact and exclusive hand riddling ... the interplay between passion and precision forms the basis for our complex and finely moussed sparkling wines.



OUR SEKTS

  • Riesling Réserve
  • Goldloch Riesling VDP.Grosse Lage
  • Prestige Cuvée Mo


» ... Caroline's long-lived sparkling wines are among the finest in Germany ...«
Stephan Reinhardt for Robert Parker November 2019

AWARDS

“MAGIC FROM THE KABI QUEEN – WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2020!“



GAULT&MILLAU WEINGUIDE


“THE ART OF CONSTRUCTIVE OMISSION. THE GROßE GEWÄCHSE ARE AMONG THE FINEST GRAND DRY WHITE WINES IN EXISTENCE.”



WEIN-GUIDE

DRY RIESLINGS

VDP.GUTSWEIN & VDP.ORTSWEIN

QUEEN OF THE VINES

Riesling has a long tradition here on the Nahe, and at our estate in particular. We know and love the diverse talents and needs of the “Queen of Grapes” and know that she never poses quite the same challenges twice. It requires time, patience and hard work to draw out her best — before and after harvest. Yet the rewards are many, and bestow our dry Rieslings with the finest balance, juicy structure, spicy floral aromas and concentrated minerality.



OUR DRY RIESLINGS:

  • Nahesteiner® Riesling VDP.Gutswein
  • Burg Layen Riesling VDP.Ortswein
  • Dorsheim Riesling VDP.Ortswein
  • »Eierfels«® Dorsheim Riesling VDP.Ortswein

DRY RIESLINGS

VDP.ERSTES GEWÄCHS

FIRST-CLASS RIESLINGS

The VDP.ERSTE LAGEN are counted among the finest vineyard sites in the Nahe. We are especially proud to cultivate exclusive sites such as the Schlossberg, Hölle and Krone, which boast red and gray slate, weathered sandstone and loessy clay. They are the cradle for thrilling wines of distinct personality. Power and finesse, body and balance, fruit and minerality... a journey of the senses through the Nahe!



OUR VDP.ERSTE GEWÄCHSE:

  • Burg Layer Hölle Riesling VDP.Erste Lage
  • Burg Layer Schlossberg Riesling VDP.Erste Lage
  • Laubenheimer Krone Riesling VDP.Erste Lage

DRY RIESLINGS

VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS

GRACEFULLY GRAND

The finest of dry wines from classified VDP.Grosse Lage sites are denoted as VDP.Großes Gewächs, with corresponding labeling on the bottles. Our GGs are shaped by their terroir and reflect our soils: the exposition, orientation, composition and microclimate. They demand a maximum of precision, concentration, humility and passion. In return, our VDP.Große Lage sites — Pittermännchen, Goldloch and Burgberg — grace us with the grandest of wine enjoyment. Treasures of fruit, minerality and spice.



OUR VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE: 

  • Pittermännchen Riesling VDP.Grosses Gewächs
  • Goldloch Riesling VDP.Grosses Gewächs
  • Burgberg Riesling VDP.Grosses Gewächs

WHAT PRODUCERS ARE SAYING

Kathi and Georg Prieler
drink Diel


Weingut Prieler is one of Austria’s leading producers, famed for its Blaufränkisch and Pinot Blancs. 
“Not many red wines can compete with his blaufränkisch ried goldberg or ried marienthal.” stephan reinhardt / the wine advocate

»Pure elegance, with unbelievable variability. A wine that only grows more fascinating with each passing minute!«

ONE OF OUR VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE:
  • Pittermännchen Riesling VDP.Grosses Gewächs

Kathi and Georg Prieler
drink Diel


Weingut Prieler is one of Austria’s leading producers, famed for its Blaufränkisch and Pinot Blancs. 
“Not many red wines can compete with his blaufränkisch ried goldberg or ried marienthal.” stephan reinhardt / the wine advocate

»Pure elegance, with unbelievable variability. A wine that only grows more fascinating with each passing minute!«

ONE OF OUR VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE:
  • Pittermännchen Riesling VDP.Grosses Gewächs

Kathi and Georg Prieler
drink Diel


Weingut Prieler is one of Austria’s leading producers, famed for its Blaufränkisch and Pinot Blancs. 
“Not many red wines can compete with his blaufränkisch ried goldberg or ried marienthal.” stephan reinhardt / the wine advocate

»Pure elegance, with unbelievable variability. A wine that only grows more fascinating with each passing minute!«

ONE OF OUR VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE:
  • Pittermännchen Riesling VDP.Grosses Gewächs

COLLECTION DE DIEL

DIEL IST DIEL

… in three colors and attitudes, no less. For any moment, there's a perfectly matching “de Diel.” Our white “Diel de Diel®” stands for easy-going, mouthwatering appeal. The “Rosé de Diel®” offers surprising fruit and linearity. The red “Noir de Diel®” charms with a juicy structure and powerful body. A fantastic collection for any occasion AND produced from grape to bottle entirely in-house!



OUR COLLECTION DE DIEL:

  • Diel de Diel® VDP.Gutswein
  • Rosé de Diel® VDP.Gutswein
  • Noir de Diel® VDP.Gutswein


«Caroline Diel is one of just a handful of producers who have mastered the entire range of styles… at the absolutely highest level. »
Gault/Millau Weinguide, Germany 2020

PINOT BLANC AND GRIS RÉSERVE

THE FINEST GOURMET DELIGHTS

Grapes from the Pinot family planted along the Nahe began gaining attention in the 1980s, and have only grown in popularity since then. Because they love warm weather and thrive in rugged, dry soils, the climate of the Nahe is a paradise for them. And you can taste that love. Whether you prefer the refreshing drinkability of our Nahesteiner line or the salty, creamy notes of our Pinot Blanc and Gris. The wines are versatile, full-bodied and food friendly, and always stand out for their complexity.



OUR PINOT BLANC AND GRIS:

  • Nahesteiner® Grauburgunder VDP.Gutswein
  • Pinot Blanc Réserve
  • Pinot Gris Réserve
  • Prestige Cuvée – Victor

PINOT NOIR RÉSERVE

BURGUNDY MEETS CAROLINE

The Pinot Noir Réserve has been named for Caroline since its very first vintage, back in 2001. We view it as an honor and an obligation. Our estate’s prestige blend is sourced exclusively from the finest parcels of Pinot Noir grapes from our vineyards. It goes without saying that no effort is spared during vinification to create a bottle worthy of the name. From selective hand harvest of the perfectly ripe grapes to delicate destemming by hand, gentle foot crush and maturation in small oak barrels — nothing is left to chance!



OUR PINOT NOIR:

  • Pinot Noir Réserve – Caroline

FRUITY RIESLINGS

CRYSTAL-CLEAR JOY

Vitality, minerality and a finely integrated fruitiness. The classically fruity prädikat wines are bursting with the kind of energy that lends these wines a truly distinctive character. Far from the mainstream, they present themselves as a surprising aperitif as well as excellent pairings with spicy appetizers or strong cheeses. Always, our fruity Rieslings are extremely lively and refreshing. Guaranteed to be a joy to drink AND produced entirely in-house from bud to bottle!



OUR ELEGANTLY FRUITY RIESLINGS:

  • Riesling Kabinett VDP.Gutswein
  • Burg Layer Johannisberg Riesling Kabinett VDP.Erste Lage
  • GOLDLOCH Riesling Kabinett VDP.Große Lage
  • PITTERMÄNNCHEN Riesling Kabinett VDP.Große Lage
  • GOLDLOCH Riesling Spätlese VDP.Große Lage
  • PITTERMÄNNCHEN Riesling Spätlese VDP.Große Lage



“And then the Kabinetts: …- magic from Kabi Queen Caroline!”  Gault&Millau Weinguide, Germany 2020

NOBLY SWEET RIESLINGS

FINE GOURMET ARTISTRY

They are true rarities, and are considered the crowning achievement of German viniculture. Nobly sweet Rieslings require special climatic conditions, as well as tremendous patience in the harvest and selection of the grapes. In return, they offer unfathomable ageing potential. Beerenauslesen, Trockenbeerenauslesen and Eiswein are the classics of German wine culture, and are considered among the finest treasures our estate has to offer. 



UNSERE EDELSÜSSEN RIESLINGE:

  • Dorsheim Riesling Auslese VDP.Ortswein
  • GOLDLOCH Riesling Auslese VDP.Große Lage
  • PITTERMÄNNCHEN Riesling Auslese VDP.Große Lage
  • BURGBERG Riesling Auslese VDP.Große Lage
  • GOLDLOCH Riesling Beerenauslese VDP.Große Lage
  • GOLDLOCH Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese VDP.Große Lage

AUCTION WINES

TRADITION UND EMOTION

Each year we attend the classic VDP auctions in Bad Kreuznach with one special rarity in tow. This reflects our own consideration of which bottle from our catalog represents the most authentic and personal presentation of our estate. A bottle that truly enchants us! Sometimes this comes from the current vintage, sometimes from the library. We make it easy to see just how special this bottle is, through the traditional, historic Schlossgut label applied solely to auction wines. An event for all serious wine collectors.




OUR AUCTION WINES FROM RECENT YEARS:

  • 2011 Goldloch Riesling Auslese VDP.Grosse Lage
  • 2013 Pittermännchen Auslese VDP.Grosse Lage
  • 2015 Burg Layer Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett VDP.Erste Lage
  • 2015 Burg Layer Johannisberg Riesling  Trockenbeerenauslese VDP.Erste Lage
  • 2016 Pittermännchen Riesling Spätlese VDP.Grosse Lage
  • 2018 Burg Layer Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett VDP.Erste Lage

Blue, blue and more blue!
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