Roterfaden & Rosswag Co—op “Terraces” Red
The uniqueness of this wine is multi-layered, from the producer, to the region, to the wine. Based north of Stuttgart, near the French border in southwestern Germany, the small village of Rosswag tends to work in a co–op style, with ~99% of the grapes grown being made in to simple, village level wines. Producers like Weingut Roterfaden, however, are the other 1%, and work with the village to create organic and biodynamic wines from these ancient terraced vineyards. This blend of Lemberger (Blaufränkisch), Trolliger, Regent, and Schwarzriesling is light, fresh, and layered with hints of spices. Soft cheeses, mushrooms, and light fare are perfect for this one.