Weingut Clemens Busch

2022 Marienburg "Fahrlay" VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS

White wine

“Fahrlay” is a single plot in the “Pündericher Marienburg” with just around one hectare. It is our smallest single vineyard. It lies on the opposite bank of the Moselle River to Pünderich. It is the only site where the blue slate is dominating the soil.
The blue slate is the hardest of all the types of slate; due to this, the vines have a tough life at first. They need to dig their roots very deep to receive all the nutrients and water they need to strive.
The wines are always precise and show a strong mineral character with a distinctive saltiness at the finish.
The vines in “Fahrlay” range from 50 to 115 years old.
For our Grosses Gewächs, we solely hand-pick the healthiest grapes, let them ferment spontaneously in Fuder, and bottle them after around 10 months on their lees.