'Salz der Erde' is the much anticipated follow up to the 'Sal de Terra' Albariño by Eulogio Pomares. Translating to 'Salt of the Earth', this is a collaboration between The Sourcing Table's own Ben Henshaw, wine writer Jamie Goode, Zalto glass importer Daniel Primack and legendary German winemaker Theresa Bruer of 'Georg Bruer' in the Rheingau.
Theresa is a true master of the Riesling grape, creating lean, mineral and refined expressions of this German variety. She is the perfect collaborator for this project, and their resulting 'Salz der Ertz' Riesling is every bit the masterpiece that 'Sal de Terra' is. Crisp, dry and intensely expressive with notes of citrus, lemon rind and a salty, refreshing finish.
Winemaking dynamo Theresa Breuer took the reins at her family estate in Rheingau in 2004, aged 18 when her father passed away. The estate was founded in 1880 by Peter Breuer and owns some of the steepest, most prized vineyards in the Rheingau including several Grand Cru. Peter's grandson Bernhard was a true ambassador for Riesling, playing an important role in restoring its respectability in world markets after the lost Liebfraumilch years.
His motto was: "I wish to produce wines that make the specific characteristics of their origin visible". Theresa has continued to build on his legacy improving and innovating and has converted their vineyards to organics. Read our interview with Theresa and her stunning 2019 vintage on the blog