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Even though Schloss Eltz stopped its operation as early as in the 1970ies, the family is still guarding a treasure of several thousand bottles of Riesling from this rightly legendary wine estate. On the occasion of the International Riesling Symposium, which was hosted by Schloss Reinhartshausen, Rheingau, in November 2010, Sophie Gräfin and Karl Graf zu Eltz invited to a memorable tasting of Schloss Eltz wines from eight decades.

Not only the noble sweet rarities impressed, but also the old, sometimes fully fermented cabinet Rieslings often showed themselves in astonishing shape. Today, you will search in vain for some vineyards on Rheingau labels. They had to give way to roads or settlements. All in all, the tasting drew a picture of Rheingau Riesling that is characterized by finesse, depth and elegance, qualities that you also have to search for today in this legendary Riesling region, whose memory is to a large extent in the cellars of Schloss Eltz.

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