The history of the estate of Privy Councillor Dr. Bassermann-Jordan is the story of a family dynasty, founded by the quality of wine, and for nearly 300 years influenced. Generation after generation will emerge from the worlds of the winery, Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan, to obtain intelligence, expertise and flair as well as economic and political influence, the importance of good and Palatinate wines and expand knowledge – to the rank of world leaders.
The historical labels from the winery of Dr. Bassermann-Jordan are a separate classification of the offer: The coat of arms-label (1925) stands for all the noble sweet wines with residual sugar, spicy from subtle to highly concentrated. For all dry Rieslings, the nouveau-label (1905 – shows the Roman emperor Probus) were used. The 1811er-label, one of the oldest wine labels in Germany, adorns the bottles of Burgundy from Dr. Bassermann-Jordan.
The winery Gunderloch is located since its founding in 1890 by Carl Gunderloch family owned and is currently 5th in Agnes and Fritz Hasselbach of the Generation and also manages the children Catherine, John and Stephanie work with the winery.
Since 1986, Agnes and Fritz Hasselbach family farm as the fifth generation is about 12 hectares of vineyards in the neck and Nierstein home. The main grape variety is Riesling.
Optimal microclimatic conditions and the particular soil properties of the red Tonschiefers are the basis of the best Riesling wines from Gunderloch. All the vineyards are managed according to strict Gunderloch aspects of ecology. Chemical fertilizers are not introduced in years, and chemical weed killer can be used very rarely.
The wine list is organized by Gunderloch clear. The dry quality wines and fruity Cabinet as estate wines bear only the name of the winery. Only the best wines of our vineyard as Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese are sold under the designation position Nackenheim Rothenberg. For the winery, this is the only way to give the vineyard’s reputation it deserves as one of the Grand Cru vineyards in Germany.
The winery is by Philipp Mueller-Catoir David Catoir now in the 9th Generation passed. Since 1744, Muller-Catoir is family owned. Almost 100 years the estate was managed by women who have shaped the beautiful property today. Mueller-Catoir is a pearl at the foot of the Haardt Mountains.
The vineyards of the winery Mueller-Catoir comprises 20 acres, and is 70% in flat and 30% on slopes. Dominating soil types of heavy boots on loess loam to gravel. The Estate of Mueller-Catoir located in the district Haardt, just above New Town, at the foot of the Haardt Mountains, with beautiful views of the Rhine valley.
Mueller-Catoir wines are surprisingly full-bodied, full-bodied with lots of race, extract and fruity acidity. All wines are made from Muller-Catoir own harvest. Yield restriction by restrictive pruning in the winter, supplemented by targeted fruit section (Teilentfruchten) in the summer, a lot of care in the floor care (usually permanent green) and selective hand-picking the smallest grapes games (no harvesting) to explain the high extract values, ripe acidity and clean varietal character, which together even small volumes make nutritious and high quality.
Due to the winery in Mueller-Catoir usual extremely late harvest time, the musts get cold in the cellar and ferment slowly without any intervention. After racking the wine from the lees of Mueller-Catoir remain untouched until bottling. While the bottle storage are not moving these wines usually are from Weinstein crystals can sparkle and light. It is therefore advisable to store them prior to opening at least 2 hours at 10-12 ° C, and cautiously to Uncork the development of the full bouquet for some time to leave open.
The winery Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, with its over 650-year history (1349-1999) one of the oldest estates in the Mosel region. With 12 acres, both in the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer Winery has the Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt about the extraordinary range of peak positions in all three valleys of the cultivated area.
In 1978, acquired the estate empire deer Günther von Kesselstatt in Trier. Since 1983, directs his daughter, Annegret with commitment and expertise of the over 600 year old winery Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt. The enjoyment of the product and its connection to their homeland and their obsession with quality and years of contact with customers at home and abroad helped the winery to international renown. In addition to the many awards that the company and its wines collected during these years, she was also rewarded personally in 1989 with the title “Winemaker of the Year” as well as 2001 and 2005 with the Oscar nomination for these industries.
In over 25 years in which Annegret Reh-Gartner leads the estate Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, she has changed a lot and developed. The focus was always her high demands on the quality of their wines. A crucial step was the consistent reduction of the estate empire von Kesselstatt to 36 hectares. This enabled the selection can be improved considerably in the vineyard.
Martin Tesch took over with 29 years in 1997, the business from his father and placed unceremoniously broke 14 of 30 hectares. He managed only his best records, where he cultivated almost exclusively Riesling grapes. The company should continue to sell Martin Tesch fewer, high-quality and more expensive wine. Martin Tesch Riesling regarded as its core competence and build it on different soils:
King Shield – loam, interspersed with limestone
Löhrer Mountain – fertile clay soils with river gravel
Crown – mixed soil of loam and red sandstone weathering
Carthusian – red sandstone weathering
St. Remigius mountain – volcanic soil
With this philosophy, and a good portion of sales step skill he brings yearly 150,000 bottles of Riesling than 20 hectares of vineyards in five continents. Even on the shelves of upscale KaDeWe in Berlin can be found Tesch wines.
The winery has been known for decades by Winning for reliable wines – 250000-300000 bottles annual production – to offer. The focus is clearly on the Riesling – over 80% of the time 38 hectares of vineyards – are grown and Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Muscat – but also white. Furthermore, Pinot Noir and produces more red wine blends. Since the 2008 vintage Sauvignon Blanc also plays an important role in the selection of wines from the vineyard of winning, since the variety on the light sand and the Flußkieselböden Mittelhaardt – find optimal conditions – for sensitive treatment.
The enormous potential of the vineyards of Winning – more than 10 hectares large greenhouse plants – is underpinned by sustainable, nature-oriented and quality-oriented work, which allows healthy grapes full of flavor ingredients and valuable harvest. On this basis, the absolute quality of a young and highly motivated team, and the investment power of the proprietor Achim Niederberger is a guarantee that the estate of winning is very well established in the top of the producers of most wines.
The top wines of the estate of winning are extremely minimal and treated without respect to the internal structure of the heritage of wine to intervene. Through gentle pre-treatment, a healthy blend of completely natural, spontaneous fermentation in wooden barrels and the moderate use of yeast in stainless steel containers, and refrain from fining agents, creates a character full, independent “wild”, but fine style, the wines from the vineyard of Winning clearly stand out from the crowd leaves.
These wines will arouse emotions and distinctive for its variety, able to stand the Palatinate and the estate of Winning. By Winning wines are enormously exciting and whet the appetite for the second and each additional glass.
Vineyard Meyer-Naekel wine is a passionate Naekelsache.
For five generations the family cares for those in the Ahr wine culture that was once established here by the Romans. In 1950, the modern winery was built by the Meyer-Naekel wedding of Paula Meyer and Willibald Naekel. Although Willibald Naekel only about 1.5 hectares of vineyards cultivated, he was one of the renowned pioneers of the Ahr valley at that time rather unusual dry red wines. His son ran the company Naekel Werner Meyer-Naekel today with his wife Claudia and daughter Meike and Dorte.
Regional wines are ambassadors and embody the character of the documents and the personality of the people who stand behind it. The steep slopes of the Ahr caused by the particular combination with the mineral and slate floors very fruity wine with an elegant tannin structure. The philosophy of Meyer-Naekel it always has been, this particular “terroir” wines in the best and get to their best advantage.
Stations on the way to this goal are old vines, meticulous vineyard work, consistent reduction in yields and careful hand-picking. They are also the basis for healthy, ripe grapes and wines full of character with intense aromas and an elegant balance of Meyer-Naekel. In the cellar, with a gentle way of working that achieved in the vineyard and preserves quality of the variety character.
In 1845 the foundation stone of Wagner’s yard and laid the previous generations formed from the classical mixing operation is a well known winery and helped the documents and Höllberg Heerkretz in the first decades of the 20th Century of national importance.
For the past nine generations was operated at the Wagner’s vineyards. Daniel Wagner continued the tradition of classic wine, and set up all his talent and skill to revive the once-famous names like Heerkretz and Höllberg. As a result, he focuses on the classic grape varieties Silvaner, Pinot Blanc and Riesling in particular, the vineyards organically farmed consuming and renounces all forms of conventional fertilizers or pesticides.
Far-reaching measures resulting in profit, manual leaves and lower floor work and the selective hand-picking in the fall are the cornerstones of the philosophy of wine making in Wagner-Stempel that comes basically from the fact that great wines are made in the vineyard. The principal reason behind this understanding is through and through hand-shaped each year and requires a high degree of diligence and discipline.
The fruits of this passion for wine to show up every year in a wine characteristic of Wagner-Stempel, the animating crisp and clear on the one hand – turns challenging and complex, focused on the other. An original style to prove his well-known critic, and the inclusion in the elite group of certified wineries in 2004 as well as the awarding of 4.Traube by the wine critic of the Gault Millau express the fact that the wines of the Wagner-Stempel something special are .
Facts about Estate Wagner-Stempel
Vineyard area: 16 hectares
Owner: Wagner family
Manager: Lothar & Daniel Wagner
Winemaker: Daniel Wagner
Member: VDP, Message in a Bottle
Gault Millau 2011: 4 Grapes
Address: 55 599 Siefersheim, Wöllsteiner Street 10
The winery Klumpp is located between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg in the north Bruchsal. The family business was founded in 1983 by the two changers and Marietta Ulrich Klumpp.
In 1990, a new winery building, which houses, among other things, an impressive barrel cellar and a spacious tasting room, built on the outskirts of Bruchsal and now offers an intimate atmosphere for a variety of events and wine tastings.
Now carry the wines Klumpp’schen the handwriting of two generations, as well as the two sons Andrew and Mark Klumpp implement the self-imposed philosophy of quality without compromise. The ecological functioning (since 1996), old vines, canopy management-intensive, extreme reduction in yields and a basement work strictly according to the motto “Back to the Roots” is full of character produce complex wines with intense flavors and elegant balance.
The Dr. Loosen estate is over 200 years of family ownership. When Ernst Loosen took over in 1988, the winery, he realized very quickly that with ungrafted vines of the estate who are aged 60-100 years and in the most famous vineyards of the Moselle have had the opportunity to create unique and great Rieslings. In the Royal Prussian vineyard classification of 1868, which was created as a tax base for wineries in the Mosel, all six main wine regions of the winery, Dr. Loosen, were designated as first position. This classification system is similar to the Grand Cru in Burgundy in 1995 and updated by Stuart Pigott and Hugh Johnson in her German Wine Atlas.
If you go back today, Dr. Loosen aware gutsintern this culturally and historically proven classification and filled exclusively since 1988 Rieslings from the classified documents from a single vineyard locations, while all other wines are described as estate Riesling. For the dry wines from the first layers used since the 2000 vintage Dr. Loosen no more predicate names to emphasize their origin and character of the particular situation – even if the wines would continue to achieve at least the stage predicate “late harvest”. The fruity Riesling wines removed from the first principles continue to be marketed under the traditional predicate names. Here it is important to the winery, Dr. Loosen, to get the taste of different styles of wine such as a light cabinet, a sweet fruity Spätlese or Auslese a full-bodied, with or without botrytis.
This philosophy is uncompromising wine Ernst Loosen strives to produce wines that are clearly associated with the concepts of Riesling, Mosel and Dr. Loosen.