Erdener Treppchen translates to 'The Little Staircase of Erden', and is aptly named as the vineyard is so steep that long ago, stone steps were built into the hillside to enable workers to reach the vines. The site is filled abundant with iron-rich, red slate soil with a firm mineral structure. The vines themselves are over 100 years old and are planted to their own rootstock. The grapes are hand selected, early in the growing season to ensure only Kabinett level ripeness before undergoing cool fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional Fuder barrels. The fermentation process is stopped by chilling.
Aromatically the wine is filled with notes of lime zest, fresh apples, and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is smoky and mineral driven, with barely a hint of sweetness with a long and complex finish.