Tenth generation German winemaker Constantin Richter will be the special guest at a tasting Monday, September 23, at Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. Max Ferd Richter Vineyards in the Mosel Valley was founded in 1680.
The event starts at 6:00 PM and the cost is $20. No reservations are needed. This will be a structured tasting of sweet and dry Riesling.
The Max Ferd philosophy is that great wine comes from the vineyards the Mosel Valley in Germany, not the cellar.
The challenge of cultivating vines on the steep, slate slopes of Mosel is overcome by fastidious handwork, small crop sizes, all-natural fertilizers and sustainable farming practices. All harvesting is done by hand.
Vinification starts with gentle pressing and slow temperature controlled fermentation in traditional old oak barrels (fuders). When possible, Richter uses natural yeasts and no chemical fining agents.