During the opening celebration of the Wine Bank on 5 December 2009, sommelier Kai Schattner sampled the wine in the cellar and was arnazed. He spontaneously cried "respect." From that moment on, everyone on hand immediately knew that this superb cuvee was destined to be a winner. An idea was born for a strictly limited premium wine that is dry in style - a wine that would set a Standard in its league. It would be named "RESSpekt"!
RESSpekt is a strictly limited edition. Each bottle, magnum or Balthazar is numbered. It is a wine of the utmost in every respect, sourced from a selection of the finest grapes from the Rüdesheimer Berg, where the steepest parcels of the Rheingau are located. It was fermented without the addition of cultured yeast, and in order to preserve its individual character, it was not clarified or fined. For this reason, RESSpekt must always be stored at a cool temperature.
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02. June 2014
Message from Christian Ress June 2014
If statistics and surveys are credible, then Germans are “world champions” when it comes to travel. They travel more frequently and extensively than any other people on earth. Parts of the Balearic Islands (Majorca and Ibiza) and the Canary Islands have long been inundated by German tourists, and even far-away places, like Thailand, the Caribbean, and South Africa, are common destinations.
02. June 2014
News June 2014
Never before have we harvested as many grapes in our vineyard on Sylt as in 2013. This meant we could bottle the complete harvest in full-sized (0.75 l) bottles, whereas our 2012 vintage was only available as “wine in tubes".
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