Dr. Ulrich "Ulli" Stein’s wines are not widely known in the US, but his following in Europe is somewhat cult- like, and he could easily sell out all his wines in just Germany alone. World-renowned Noma in Copenhagen always orders multiple cases if they can. Ulli farms many small parcels of land that are very difficult to work and are commercially unknown. Most of his vineyards are extremely steep and planted on blue slate. In 2010, Ulli published a manifesto warning of the threats to the region’s 2000-year-old viticultural tradition, so he insists on doing things by hand, with minimal manipulations. Ulli’s winemaking is focused on “what the vineyards say to him”. Lightness and zip, minerality and saline, complex and not overdone; these are the traits he brings to his wines.
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Harvested from 1200 ungrafted Riesling vines planted in 1900 on a steep slope called hell. The viney..
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