Passion for Riesling
In March 2014, Martin Foradori Hofstätter seized the welcome opportunity to revitalize the historic “Weingut Dr. Fischer” on the Saar. The small, internationally acclaimed winery cultivates Riesling in the top class, steep sites “Ockfener Bockstein” and “Saarburger Kupp”.
No other variety embodies terroir quite like Riesling. After all, Riesling performs at its peak on the Saar River!
This concavely curved vineyard slope surrounds the tiny wine village Ockfen like a natural amphitheatre. The estate achieved international acclaim with the “Ockfener Bockstein”. Its steep south and southwest facing plots are comprised primarily of grey slate. The soil and climate are ideal for clearly structured, mineral, delicately fruity Rieslings.
The steepness of the “Saarburger Kupp” vineyard slope above the wine village Saarburg is outright dramatic. The soil of the “Kupp” is predominantly red slate and lends the Rieslings a slightly different mineral character than those of the “Bockstein”. In the extremely steep slopes of both sites, the vines are trained on individual wooden posts. Both vine maintenance and the harvest continue to be performed manually, just as it has been the past.