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Weingut Friedrich Altenkirch GmbH & Co. KG

Germany Rheingau

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The winery is located in the community of Lorch in the German Rheingau wine region. It was founded in 1826 to supply the hotel "Der Schwan" run by the Altenkirch family. In 1878, the German Emperor Wi...
Name: Weingut Friedrich Altenkirch GmbH & Co. KG
Growing area: Rheingau
Vineyard: 15 ha
Owner: Franziska Breuer-Hadwiger
Managing Director: Jasper Bruysten
Wine Maker: Jasper Bruysten

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0.75 L
2017 Lorch Kapellenberg Riesling late harvest (Spaetlese)
9.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Kühle, leicht gedeckte Nase mit hellen gelbfruchtigen, zart floralen und ein wenig pflanzlichen Note...
0.75 L
2017 Lorch Riesling semi-Sweet Quarzschiefer
9.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Etwas floraler und pflanzlicher Duft mit hellen gelbfruchtigen Aromen, etwas Hefe und recht deutlich...
0.75 L
2016 Lorch Pfaffenwies Riesling First Growth (Erstes Gewächs)
19.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Leicht entwickelte, kräuterig-pflanzliche Nase mit gelbfruchtigen, zart floralen, speckigen, etwas g...
0.75 L
2015 Lorch Pfaffenwies Spätburgunder First Growth (Erstes Gewächs)
28.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Ein wenig nussiger und erdiger Duft nach überwiegend roten Beeren mit pflanzlichen und pilzigen Nuan...
0.75 L
2016 Spätburgunder dry
10.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Klarer, etwas nussiger und kräuterig-pflanzlicher Duft nach roten und ein wenig schwarzen Beeren mit...
0.75 L
2016 Lorch Krone Riesling dry
12.50 €
Translate to English Editor note: Deutlich kräuterig-pflanzlicher, etwas floraler und erdiger bis mineralischer Duft mit gelbfruchtige...
The winery is located in the community of Lorch in the German Rheingau wine region. It was founded in 1826 to supply the hotel "Der Schwan" run by the Altenkirch family. In 1878, the German Emperor Wilhelm I (1797-1888) stayed there and the winery subsequently became purveyor to the imperial court. The owner and manager is Franziska Breuer-Hadwiger, the cellar master is Jasper Bruysten.

The vineyards comprise 15 hectares of vineyards with a total of 70 plots in the Lorch top sites Bodental-Steinberg, Kapellenberg, Krone and Schlossberg on grey slate, Taunus quartzite slate and slate weathered soils, which form the basis for the Altenkirch wines. They are mainly planted with Riesling and some Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. A consequent natural cultivation is carried out with the aim of low yields. Due to the steep slopes with a gradient of up to 60 percent, exclusively manual cultivation is necessary. Appropriate measures are already taken during flowering to protect the grapes from excessive botrytis in autumn. Instead of vigorous pruning for yield control, the gentle method of shoot winding is used. There is a constant check of the vine growth with regard to nutrient supply. If necessary, a correction is made by green manure, the introduction of hay or the application of compost.

The wines are produced in three quality levels. The "estate wines" known as "Steillage" form the basis. Then follow the terroir wines, which are developed as "grey slate" and "quartz slate" depending on the type of soil. The highest hierarchy are the site wines with the names of the four individual Lorcher sites mentioned above. The winery also produces classic bottle-fermented sparkling wines. As a special feature, vines can be leased.
Weingut Friedrich Altenkirch GmbH & Co. KG Region: Germany Rheingau

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