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Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier

Germany Mosel Bernkastel

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Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier
The "Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier" with its headquarters in Trier was created in 1966 through the merger of the previously independent wineries of the shareholders. The shareholders are the "Hohe Domk...
Name: Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier
Foundation year: 1966
Address: Address 54290 Trier, Germany
Growing area: Mosel
Area: Bernkastel
Vineyard: 128 ha
Owner: Hohe DomkircheTrier, Bischöfliches Priesterseminar Trier, Bischöfliches Konvikt Trier
Manager: Stefan Meuren
Managing Director: Julia Lübcke
Wine Maker: Johannes Becker
Work time:
Sales Office at the winery: Mo.: - Fr.:9:00 - 18:00 Uhr und Sa.: 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr. Service: Mo.: - Fr.:8:00 - 18:00 Uhr

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Tasted Wines 171 Wines View All

The wines keep constant high level and are usually the best in their respective category in the area. Weaknesses, there is little, but can occur in difficult vintages. However, this must be balanced in good years with particularly compelling assortments so that an operation can hold the status. In most cases you can blindly buy.
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0.75 L
2017 Trittenheim Apotheke Riesling Réserve dry
87 WP - very good What our ratings mean
29.00 €
Editor note: Firm, yeasty, somewhat woody and yellow-spicy scent of ripe yellow fruits and a little vanilla with...
0.75 L
2019 Riesling semi-Sweet "DOM"
83 WP - good What our ratings mean
7.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Deutlich pflanzliche Nase mit hellen, säuerlichen gelbfruchtigen Noten.Süßlich-säuerliche Frucht, et...
0.75 L
2019 Ayl Riesling Kabinett semi-Sweet
86 WP - very good What our ratings mean
9.90 €
Editor note: Clearly yeasty and a little reminiscent of egg white, with citrus and stone fruit aromas, vegetable...
0.75 L
2018 Pinot Blanc dry
85 WP - very good What our ratings mean
15.00 €
Editor note: Nutty, slightly woody-spicy and planty fragrance with a little subdued yellow-fruity and earthy note...
0.75 L
2018 Scharzhofberg Riesling Kabinett
85 WP - very good What our ratings mean
11.90 €
Editor note: Yeasty and slightly planty, also mineral fragrance with restrained yellow fruity notes. Slim, sweet...
0.75 L
2018 Piesport Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett
87 WP - very good What our ratings mean
10.90 €
Editor note: Slightly yeasty and mineral fragrance with light yellow fruity, slightly floral and hinted dark berr...

The "Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier" with its headquarters in Trier was created in 1966 through the merger of the previously independent wineries of the shareholders. The shareholders are the "Hohe Domkirche Trier" (founded 1851), the "Bischöfliches Priesterseminar Trier" (founded 1773) and the "Bischöfliches Konvikt Trier" (founded 1840). All three thus have an extremely long tradition in viticulture and were among the founding members of the Association of Natural Wine Auctioneers (today VDP), whose philosophy of that time of producing wines with "natural alcohol content" the Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier still feel committed to today. Dr. Karsten Weyand is the managing director of the winery. Johannes Becker is responsible for oenology; Klaus Backes and Stephan Bigus are the winery managers.

The Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier originally cultivated about 100 hectares of vineyards. Since 2003 the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium has also been part of the estate. Together with about 130 hectares of vineyards on the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer, the wineries are represented in numerous top locations. On the Moselle these are for example pharmacy (Trittenheim), Domprobst and Himmelreich (Graach), Goldtröpfchen (Piesport), Treppchen (Erden), Würzgarten (Ürzig) as well as Matheisbildchen(Bernkastel). In the Saar region there are the individual sites Hofberg (Falkenstein), Altenberg (Kanzem), Kupp and Herrenberg (Ayl), as well as Kupp and Scharzhofberg (Wiltingen). And on the Ruwer these are the individual sites Marienholz (Eitelsbach), as well as Kehrnagel and Nies'chen (Kasel).

Top priority in the production of the wines is quality and character. This includes the preservation of traditional handicraft techniques (around 70% of the harvesting and selection is done by hand), sustainable viticulture and respect for nature and people. The grapes are pressed at the Scharzhof an der Saar and at the Duisburger Hof an der Ruwer. The wines are aged in the middle of Trier's city centre in the extensive cellar vaults dating back to Roman times. The Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier have made it their task to preserve the costly and labour-intensive steep-slope viticulture and to protect the associated wine cultural heritage along the three river valleys. According to their objectives, this is not only an important economic factor for the region, but also of immeasurable value internationally.

The main focus is on the Riesling with about 90%. The rest are the white wine varietiesPinot Blanc and Elbling as well as the red wine varietiesPinot Noir, Frühburgunder and St. Laurent. The quality hierarchy consists of the levels of the cathedral and slate collection as estate or varietal wines, local wines and single vineyard wines. Each level has its own label, for which a printing stone found in the cellar of the 1902 vintage of the Trier Episcopal Seminary served as a model for the local and single vineyard wines. The wines are aged in stainless steel or in traditional-classical style in 240 oak barrels as well as some double-piece barrels without the addition of pure yeast. High-quality Riesling wines and all Burgundy wines are always fermented and aged in Fuder or double-piece barrels and then bottled immediately before the next harvest. Some wines like Réserven and Spätburgunder are vinified much longer in Fuder and Doppelstück barrels. In suitable years also Beerenauslesen, Trockenbeerenauslesen and Eiswein are pressed. Traditionally bottle-fermented sparkling wines, e.g. Scharzhofberger, are also produced. Many old Riesling vintages are stored in the treasure chamber.

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