Moselland

Black Cat Zeller Schwarze Katz Riesling

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Mosel, Germany
Riesling
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Sarah Naughton

Moselland Black Cat Riesling -

According to legend, three wine merchants came to the town of Zell (in Germany) to buy wine. In one of the cellars, they tasted several wines out of different barrels.

They had narrowed the choice to three barrels but they couldn’t agree on which one was the best. They were about to take another sample, when a black cat suddenly jumped on one of the barrels, arched its back, its fur standing on end, and swiped its paw at anyone who tried to get closer. The wine merchants quickly came to an agreement and chose the barrel which was so obstinately defended by the cat, thinking that it probably contained the best wine.

The merchants marketed the wine under the name “Zeller Schwarze Katz” (black cat from Zell) and it became so popular that other wine growers and the city government eventually gave this name to its vineyard of origin, in the town of Zell.

Moselland was the first and only winery to actually market their wine in a black, cat shaped bottle!

Moselland Black Cat Riesling -

According to legend, three wine merchants came to the town of Zell (in Germany) to buy wine. In one of the cellars, they tasted several wines out of different barrels.

They had narrowed the choice to three barrels but they couldn’t agree on which one was the best. They were about to take another sample, when a black cat suddenly jumped on one of the barrels, arched its back, its fur standing on end, and swiped its paw at anyone who tried to get closer. The wine merchants quickly came to an agreement and chose the barrel which was so obstinately defended by the cat, thinking that it probably contained the best wine.

The merchants marketed the wine under the name “Zeller Schwarze Katz” (black cat from Zell) and it became so popular that other wine growers and the city government eventually gave this name to its vineyard of origin, in the town of Zell.

Moselland was the first and only winery to actually market their wine in a black, cat shaped bottle!

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2015
Brittany Pierce

Sweet, not the usual acidity. Awesome black cat bottle!

Sweet, not the usual acidity. Awesome black cat bottle!

May 22nd, 2016
Dan Kelley

I would drink this wine even if a fish had lived in it for a month

I would drink this wine even if a fish had lived in it for a month

Mar 5th, 2014
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