Finally! He is back, our absolute customer favourite from the Palatinate. We proudly present the Markus Schneider KAITUI Sauvignon Blanc in the crisp and fresh 2017 vintage. This tailor, he just can’t be stopped! Already with the first sip it is clear: here again there is a lot of wine for little money. We award this wine with 94 points for its freshness.
Top-seller Markus Schneider KAITUI Sauvignon Blanc in the new vintage 2017 now ready for delivery
The Kaitui Sauvignon Blanc 2017 shines brightly in the glass and enchants us with sparkling reflections. The nose is tropical, exotic and invigorating. Limes, lemongrass and lush green grass provide an extra freshness kick. In the taste, this top seller with its usual juicy and intense aromas makes it clear once again why Schneider is now one of the Pfälzer Spitzen. The finale is light-hearted but durable. Top!
The Georg Fischer “Geyersberg” Riesling dry, which the master vinifies with careful use of wood, ensures the finest Riesling enjoyment. Georg Fischer can rightly be called an adventurer. As a photographer for renowned magazines such as GEO or Stern, he earned recognition and earned his living for many years. He was also highly successful as an advertising photographer. He collected the starting capital for his personal winery project.
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November 21st, 2017 – a very special day for the Palatinate top winegrower Markus Schneider, his family and his team. Because the publication of a very special collection rating was imminent. For the first time, selected Markus Schneider wines were awarded by the internationally renowned critic James Suckling. And the ratings are really impressive!
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Schneider has a new wine. Actually he’s an old one, but he’s just new – that’s all there is to it! The composition of the Markus Schneider Black Print has changed. Germany’s most successful red wine cuvée (in the premium segment) has become milder, softer and smoother.
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Karthäuserhof takes its name from the Carthusian monks who received the estate from Prince Elector Balduin of Luxembourg in 1335. In the aftermath of secularization, Valentin Leonardy, a director general in the French army, purchased the Karthäuserhof estate from the state (France) at auction in 1811. During the next three generations, the Rautenstrauch family ran the Karthäuserhof estate and led it to world fame. Werner Tyrell, an in-law, took charge in 1951. Under his direction, the outstanding vintages of the 50s and 60s added to the Karthäuserhof estate’s renown and it became well known as a great producer of sweet wines.
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Christoph Tyrell, the sixth generation, has conducted the Karthäuserhof estate since 1986. Together with cellar master Ludwig Breiling and his successor Christian Vogt, Tyrell has focused on carefully made dry wines. The many high awards the wines have received attest to the success of their efforts.
The Ellwanger family’s viticultural tradition dates from 1512. In 1949, Gottlob Ellwanger founded the present estate. Under the direction of Jürgen Ellwanger, the estate has steadily grown in size, and became a member of the VDP. Today, Jürgen Ellwanger estate and its 23 hectares (57 acres) of vines are in the hands of Jörg and Sylvia, with son Felix. They are committed to tradition, whereby the spirit of innovation and willingness to broaden one’s perspectives are also part of their tradition.
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At Jürgen Ellwanger estate they realize that quality is “born” in the vineyard and vineyard is synonymous with nature. For this reason, they cultivate their vineyards as naturally as possible. Their cellar philosophy of Jürgen Ellwanger reads: Wine behaves like a precious stone. The more you polish it, the less it is worth.
The Leitz family’s viticultural history dates back to 1744. The Rüdesheim estate was completely destroyed in World War Il, but rebuilt by Josef Leitz, grandfather of the current owner, Johannes. He took charge of his parent’s estate and its three hectares (7.5 acres) of vines in 1985, after completing his viticultural training. Since then, the Josef Leitz estate has grown in size to a remarkable 40 hectares (ca. 100 acres), and has become successful nationally and internationally.
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Josef Leitz’ dry premium wines from the Rüdesheim sites Berg Roseneck, Berg Schlossberg, Berg Rottland, and Berg Kaisersteinfels are regarded as being some of the finest wines of Germany. All wines of Josef Leitz bear the signature of the winemaker and reflect the terroir of the Rüdesheimer Berg.
Based on old documents, the viticultural tradition of the Johannishof estate can be traced back to the year 1685. A wine estate steeped in history developed out of a former mill – the millstones in the coat of arms of the Eser family are a reminder of the estate’s origins. Today, Johannishof estate is run by Johannes and Sabine Eser, the 10th generation of the founding family.
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Their 20 hectares (ca. 50 acres) of consolidated vineyards are organically cultivated according to the most modern methods. The Team of Johannishof estate strives to achieve a particularly pronounced type of Riesling wine. After careful vinification, the young wines develop in stainless steel tanks and oak casks in a hillside cellar that provides optimal conditions for aging high-quality, fruit-driven wines.
The Stodden family have been wine-growers in the Ahr Valley since 1578. In 1900, Alois Stodden began producing Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) wines in his own cellars. Since then, the family’s philosophy has been to do everything in harmony with nature in order to finish a wine to perfection. Starting with stringent pruning, the Jean Stodden estate works to achieve quality rather than quantity. If there is still too much fruit on a vine, then unripe bunches are removed in the summer.
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Late harvesting by hand and strict selection are standard operating procedures at Jean Stodden estate, as is gentle processing of the crop. Spätburgunder is stemmed and ferments up to 24 days. The young wines are deep in color and rich in tannins when they are put into large oak casks or for the finest wines, barriques. The most rewarding work at Jean Stodden estate is in producing terroir-driven Spätburgunder wines from a top site such as Recher Herrenberg.
The estate Jakob Jung has been owned by the family since 1799. After the early death of his father in 1969, Ludwig Jung became involved in operations as an 18-year-old, and took over the estate from his mother in 1974, after completing his master winemaker exams. He was responsible for running the estate until 2007. His youngest son and today’s proprietor, Alexander Johannes Jung, successfully graduated from Geisenheim as a viticultural engineer in early 2007.
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Through additional property purchases in recent years, the estate Jakob Jung has expanded considerably and also acquired a more than 250-year-old stone cellar with a total length of 110 meters (360 ft), situated eight meters (26 ft) underground. It is ideal for carefully aging and storing the estate’s bottled wines of Jakob Jung.