As I wander through the vineyards of Traben-Trarbach, I spot further downriver, what used to be the second largest wine-trading town in the world after Bordeaux in the nineteen hundreds. My guide tells me. With our signature Gold Leaf Brand, Rosé edition in hand, the light spring breeze, delicately flows across my skin as I sip dreamily. I smell its fresh scent of fruit aromas and inhale slowly.
As I stare at the panoramic views before me, I gently take in the fabulous green velvet fields and forests so dark, as only the Mosel region can, and on the banks are rows and rows of Riesling vines, a sight to behold.
I look forward to harvest time around late September…..family and picking grapes. The grapes on the slopes produce remarkable mineral-rich wines, that can’t be replicated anywhere else.
German wines have seen a growth in sales in the last couple of years and have climbed steadily to become the 3rd largest producer of Pinot Noir worldwide behind the USA and France. Although, the classic Mosel Riesling, a balanced sweetness has always dominated as The German wine.
I have always had an affinity towards the German Pinot Noir, hence my lazy afternoon with a glass of Gold Leaf, Rosé; hmmm… an early-harvested, direct-pressed lighter version of Pinot Noir that is so distinctive and beautifully structured, a modern twist on a bubbly in style, that doesn’t need to be cool on a day like this!