Riesling is the main varietal (90%) from partly old ungrafted vines! The remaining 10% is concentrated on the Pinot varietals, 1/3 each: Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris), Spaetburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc).
The Scharzhofberg is one of the finest vineyards in Germany, probably planted by the Romans. It is one of the very few famed sites whose wines are sold without mention of the village name.
The winery is in the old building of the United Hospices, "Vereinigte Hospitien". The wine cellars are bedded in old Roman stonework that was built around 330 A.D. The label is the figure of Saint Jacob with a pilgrim's staff and seashell. This relates to the St. James Public Hospital originally a hostel/shelter for wanderers on their way to the tomb of Apostle James in Spain. The tribute to Saint Jacob on the bottle spreads good name all over the world.
Wow, this was a delight. Refreshing, fruity, and sweet, this wine is perfect for a Saturday afternoon spent on the deck. The subtle effervescence is the frosting on the cake. You'll love this if you like Rieslings.