Kröver Nacktarsch: the story
Many legends surround the extravagant name of the "Kröver naked ass" - which of them applies is not known. According to what is probably the best-known anecdote, a Kröver winegrower once caught his two children trying the wine in the cellar without permission. This is said to have led to the punishment that would later give the Kröver Nacktarsch its name: the beating on the bare buttocks. At least this scene can still be seen on the labels of the Kröver Nacktarsch today.
The label and the obscene name of the Kröver Nacktarsch led to a ban on selling the wine in the USA for a long time. But it was precisely the sensation caused by this ban that made Kröver Nacktarsch known worldwide. Today it is a piece of culture that can be experienced in many different ways. Be it walking through the Kröver vineyards with their impressive nature, visiting the wine village of Kröv, or drinking a bottle of Kröver Nacktarsch.
Kröver Nacktarsch: the vineyards
The Kröver Nacktarsch vineyard is large and includes all of the smaller vineyards in the town of Kröv on the Moselle. The name is a protected designation of origin. Therefore, only wines whose grapes originate in the individual sites of Kröv may be sold under the name Kröver Nacktarsch. The best-known and most important of these particular sites are the Kröver Steffensberg and the Kröver Letterlay. Soil types in the Kröver Nacktarsch
Within the Kröver Nacktarsch, there are three important types of soil, including the steep slopes with their slate soils, which produce particularly mineral and fine Riesling wines. In addition, there are areas with gravel and clay soils in the Kröver Nacktarsch.
While slate and gravel give the wine elegance and structure, the clay soil in the Kröver Nacktarsch contributes to strength, body, and mouthfeel. In this way, combining the three very different types of soil creates an extraordinary type of wine.
Whats the taste of Kröver Nacktarsch?
With its area of 300 hectares, the Kröver Nacktarsch site is comparatively extensive and is also influenced by its different soil types and slopes. This ensures that the wines from the Kröver Nacktarsch are particularly versatile.
For us, the name Kröver Nacktarsch stands for sweet and fruity wines that claim to be fun to drink and spread joy. The acid-sweet game that characterizes our wines ensures a varied drinking experience. At the same time, our wines know how to stand back and are therefore the perfect accompaniment for a convivial evening with friends.
Suggestions to the Kröver Nacktarsch
Thanks to their unmistakable sweetness, the wines from the Kröver Nacktarsch can be excellently combined with a variety of cheese platters. However, strict mold cheese should be avoided, as the wines are not sweet enough to compete with the aromas of these types of cheese.
Kröver Nacktarsch Spätlese
The Kröver Nacktarsch Spätlese is our highest quality variant of the Kröver Nacktarsch. Their grapes come from the steep slate slopes, where the sun and the nutrient-rich soil give them a special taste. Peach aromas typical of Riesling are already inspiring in the bouquet, which is also reflected in the taste. The powerful character of the Spätlese, creamy mouthfeel and perfectly balanced sweetness make the heart of every wine enthusiast beat faster.
The Kröver Nacktarsch quality wine is the sweet entry-level version of our Moselle wine. With his uncomplicated character, he is the perfect accompaniment for every occasion. It presents itself clearly and structured and inspires with its refreshing sweetness.