This historic estate has a 400 year history and owns 83 hectares of vineyards in many of the Pfalz' finest terroirs. It is the largest private landholder in the region. To look at a vineyard map here is to be reminded of the Cote d'Or, with a myriad of different 'Crus' climbing up the hillsides above the picturesque villages. In 2005 the entire estate converted to Biodynamics and is certified by BIODYVIN - the first property outside France to achieve this. The Rieslings here are dry or just off dry, with high natural alcohol levels, great power and rapier-like acidity. Hand harvested from de-classified 1er cru vineyards into small boxes and quickly taken to the winery. Whole bunch pressed. Fermented in stainless steel vats at 16C using indigenous yeasts. 85% matured in tank, 15% in old 2500 Litre oak casks for 8 months.
Bright pale lemon coloured with a piercing nose of white fruits, peach blossom and preserved lemon. The palate is medium bodied, dry and has great intensity of fruit, balanced by mouth-watering acidity. The finish is clean and very long.