93 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is a concentrated yet delightfully light-footed elixir of fruit and flowers. Intensely perfumed, it wafts of sweet cantaloupe, honey and pollen. The palate balances lush white peach and hibiscus nectars against a scintillating backdrop of acidity. It's persistent and steely on the finish."
93 points Wine & Spirits
"The Episcopal Wine Estates of Trier formed in 1966, when the Cathedral of Trier merged its vineyards with those of two nearby seminaries. Now accounting for 242 acres, the estate has holdings in some exalted vineyards, including Scharzhofberger. Cellarmaster Johannes Becker turned out an extravagantly fruity riesling from that vineyard in 2015, spinning intense mineral tones with creamy pineapple and passionfruit flavor. It holds its flavors for days, gaining in clarity."
92 points Wine Spectator
"This resonates with vibrant and racy flavors of red peach, Fuji apple and dried apricot, woven together by fresh acidity. Shows luscious creaminess on the finish, accented by hints of sage honey. Drink now through 2030."
Vinous Reverie Notes
This is a concentrated yet delightfully light-footed elixir of fruit and flowers. Intensely perfumed, it wafts of sweet cantaloupe, honey and pollen.
The "Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier" with its headquarters in Trier was created in 1966 through the merger of the previously independent wineries of the shareholders. The shareholders are the "Hohe Domkirche Trier" (founded 1851), the "Bischöfliches Priesterseminar Trier" (founded 1773) and the "Bischöfliches Konvikt Trier" (founded 1840). All three thus have an extremely long tradition in viticulture and were among the founding members of the Association of Natural Wine Auctioneers (today VDP), whose philosophy of that time of producing wines with "natural alcohol content" the Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier still feel committed to today. The Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier originally cultivated about 100 hectares of vineyards. Since 2003 the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium has also been part of the estate. Together with about 130 hectares of vineyards on the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer, the wineries are represented in numerous top locations. In the Saar region there are the individual sites including Scharzhofberg. Top priority in the production of the wines is quality and character. This includes the preservation of traditional handicraft techniques (around 70% of the harvesting and selection is done by hand), sustainable viticulture and respect for nature and people. The grapes are pressed at the Scharzhofberg. The wines are aged in the middle of Trier's city center in the extensive cellar vaults dating back to Roman times. The Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier have made it their task to preserve the costly and labor-intensive steep-slope viticulture and to protect the associated wine cultural heritage along the three river valleys. The main focus is on the Riesling.