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Weingut Friedrich Altenkirch GmbH & Co. KG

Germany Rheingau

Winery Wines
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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The vineyard is located in the municipality of Lorch in the German Rheingau region of Rheingau. It was founded in 1826 to supply the hotel "Der Schwan" run by the Altenkirch family. It was there that...

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0.75 L
2007 Spätburgunder trocken
8.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Herber, leicht speckiger, getrocknet-pflanzlicher und nussiger Duft mit entwickelten Cassisnoten und...
0.75 L
2017 Lorch Kapellenberg Riesling Spätlese
9.50 €
Editor note: Cool, slightly covered nose with light yellow-fruity, delicate floral and slightly vegetal notes. Le...
0.75 L
2017 Lorch Riesling feinherb Quarzschiefer
9.50 €
Editor note: Somewhat floral and herbal scent with light yellow fruity aromas, some yeast and quite clear mineral...
0.75 L
2016 Lorch Pfaffenwies Riesling Erstes Gewächs
19.50 €
Editor note: Slightly developed, herbaceous-vegetable nose with yellow-fruity, delicately floral, bacon, slightly...
0.75 L
2015 Lorch Pfaffenwies Spätburgunder Erstes Gewächs
28.50 €
Editor note: A slightly nutty and earthy scent of mainly red berries with vegetable and mushroom nuances and a hi...
0.75 L
2016 Spätburgunder trocken
10.50 €
Editor note: Clear, somewhat nutty and herbaceous-vegetable scent of red and a little black berries with a touch...
The vineyard is located in the municipality of Lorch in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. It was founded in 1826 to supply the hotel "Der Schwan" run by the Altenkirch family. It was there that the German Emperor Wilhelm I (1797-1888) descended in 1878 and the winery subsequently became purveyor to the court of the imperial house. Franziska Breuer-Hadwiger is the owner and managing director, and Jasper Bruysten is the cellar master.

The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vines with a total of 70 plots in the top Lorch sites of Bodental-Steinberg, Kapellenberg, Krone and Schlossberg on grey slate, Taunus quartzite slate and weathered slate soils, which form the basis for the Altenkirch wines. They are mainly planted with Riesling, as well as some Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The vineyards are consistently cultivated close to nature with the aim of low yields. Due to the steeply sloping hillsides with a gradient of up to 60 percent, exclusively manual cultivation is necessary. Appropriate measures are taken as early as flowering to protect the grapes from excessive botrytis in autumn. Instead of vigorous pruning to control yields, the gentle method of shoot development is used. The vine growth is constantly monitored with regard to nutrient supply. If necessary, corrections are made through green manuring, the introduction of hay or the application of compost.

The wines are produced in three quality levels. The "estate wines" designated as "Steillage" form the basis. These are followed by the terroir wines, vinified as "Grauschiefer" and "Quarzschiefer", depending on the soil type. The highest hierarchy are the site wines with the names of the four individual Lorch sites listed 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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