Weingut Josef Rosch

Germany

In Leiwen, east of Trier, lies the winery Josef Rosch, named after Werner’s grandfather. Here Werner Rosch and son Nico plant their Riesling on about 8.5 hectares of vineyards. In the cellar, Nico has taken over the winemaking duties with father Werner still consulting if and when needed. The soils on the Mosel consist mainly of slate. This was washed free by the river long ago, and sun and weather left it to weather. Riesling feels extremely comfortable in these conditions, so many vintners grow it on the Mosel today. The comparatively cool climate does the rest, as the grape variety ripens late and thus gets enough time to do so.

The Josef Rosch estate owns several parcels in very well-known locations, including, for example:

  • Trittenheimer Apotheke
  • Piesporter Goldtröpfchen
  • Leiwener Klostergarten

No cultured yeast is used at Rosch, the grapes ferment spontaneously with their natural yeast and thus close to nature. Werner and Nico thus give nature its space to express itself. Their Riesling wines are a pure reflection of the terroir and unmistakably Mosel.

Wines

Rosch JR Riesling Trocken · Profile

The grapes for the JR wines are selected from special plots on the steep slopes surrounding Leiwen. It has elegant aromas of spicy minerality. On the palate the fruit is elegant, complemented by a racy and refreshing acidity. A wine that invites you to enjoy a second glass (and more).

Rosch JR Riesling Trocken · Pairing

Ideally served with summer salads, Asian inspired cuisine, grilled fish, and poultry. Also great with a traditional Wiener Schnitzel.

Rosch JR Riesling Feinherb · Profile

The grapes for the JR wines are selected from special plots on the steep slopes surrounding Leiwen. Elegant aromas reminiscent of ripe peaches and apricots. A hint of sweetness is balanced by the racy acidity. A refreshing, harmonious wine with “Trinkfluss” (a nicer way of saying highly quaffable).

Rosch JR Riesling Feinherb · Pairing

This wine makes for a refreshing aperitif, well suited to get the digestive juices flowing in preparation of a meal to come. It pairs well with all asian dishes, fruit salads, and cream sauce pasta dishes with a touch of spice. Also a beautiful brunch companion.

Rosch Leiwener Klostergarten Riesling Kabinett · Profile

In the glass, the wine displays a brilliantly shimmering light yellow colour. The first nose of the Leiwener Klostergarten Riesling Kabinett presents notes of kumquats, peaches and lime. The fruity parts of the bouquet are joined by more fruity-balsamic nuances. With its low alcohol content, this Kabinett is the perfect patio wine.

Rosch Leiwener Klostergarten Riesling Kabinett · Pairing

The perfect sipping wine. It can also be enjoyed with Asian inspired, slightly spicy cuisine, and all white asparagus dishes.

Rosch Trittenheimer Riesling Trocken · Profile

A very complex, dry Riesling from steep vineyards in Trittenheim. A beautiful marriage of complexity and elegance. A Riesling with power and great aging potential. A fantastic companion to a wide range of dishes.

Rosch Trittenheimer Riesling Trocken · Pairing

This powerful yet elegant Riesling is a very versatile food companion. It goes well with noble fish preparations in a butter or cream sauce, fresh seafood, grilled veal, game birds, and even venison. The culinary world is its oyster.

Rosch Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Spätlese · Profile

In the nose, this Riesling Spätlese displays the typical Mosel minerality. Delicious aromas of white peach and a hint of white chocolate mousse are accentuated by hints of pistachio and herbs. The palate is a combination of elegant fruit and explosiveness. This animating wine goes with a solid body and filigree structure into a long finale, which seduces with sweet apricot.

 

 

Rosch Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Spätlese · Pairing

Enjoy this wine on its own, with desserts such as Peach Melba and cakes, or with very ripe cheese.

Rosch 2015 Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Auslese · Profile

A prime example of what made Riesling Auslese from the Mosel famous around the world and elevated Trittenheimer Apotheke to one of the grand cru vineyard sites of Germany. A beautiful and harmonious marriage of sweetness and ripe acidity. Elegant, long finish – an amazing dessert wine coming out of the treasure chest of the Rosch family.

Rosch 2015 Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Auslese · Pairing

As a dessert or with any dessert – this wine will not disappoint. Also great with blue cheese.