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Sisi is the 15th generation
I recently had an opportunity to interview Sigrid Zirkle Carroll (Sisi), Managing Director at Weingut Richard Bocking (Traben Trarbach, Germany). Sisi is responsible for import and sales in North American of all wines and products produced by Weingut Richard Boecking, located in Traben-Trarbach, the heart of the Middle Moselle in Germany. Weingut Richard Bocking is a family run winery operating for close to 400 years. Sisi is the 15th generation of the family to be involved in this venture of labor, love and family.
The Richard Böcking estate, located in Traben-Trarbach along one of the great loops of the Mittelmosel, is one of the most ancient in the region, with a history dating back to 1623-24. It consists of five vineyards (einzellagen), the Burgberg, Schlossberg, Ungsberg, Hühnerberg, and Taubenhaus, the first four of which have traditionally been considered Grand Cru sites, with the steep slate slopes characteristic of the Mosel. Notably, the vineyards do not front directly on the Mosel, but are in two side valleys leading into the Mosel, the Schottbachtal and Kautenbachtal, on the Trarbach side of the river. These valleys, like the Mosel itself, provide the warm climate and south or east facing slopes needed for creation of fine Rieslings.
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You can purchase their wines through the following channels.
Coeur Wine Company (New York and New Jersey)
Kysela Pere et Fils (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC)
Gusto Distribution (Montana)
Mission Wine Merchants coming in 2016 (California)
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