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 selectively hand harvest at Spätlese level of ripeness, therefore they are left on the vines a week or two longer. After harvest the grapes undergo cool fermentation takes place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional Fuder barrels. The fermentation process is stopped by chilling.
Aromatically the wine has scents of fresh herbal tea leaves, slate, and mixed orchard fruits. On the palate the wine is a combination of sweet and smoky, with crisp acidity hinting towards flavors of lemon and lime.