The "Wachtenburg Winzer eG" based in the municipality of Wachenheim (Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstrasse area) in the German wine-growing region palatinate was founded in 1900 by 53 Palatinate winemakers wine cooperative founded. The eponymous castle as a symbol of the municipality is emblazoned on the bottle label. Walter Reichardt is the first board member, Werner Reichert is the cellar master. Today 58 winegrower families cultivate a total of 335 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Altenburg, Bischofsgarten, Böhlig, fox coat. junk. Königswingert, Luginsland, Mandelgarten, Pechstein and Schlossberg, as well Enormous (Forst). You are with the white wines Riesling. Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Gewurztraminer. Kerner. Morio Muscat. Müller-Thurgau. Scheurebe. Huxelrebe and Sylvaner, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) . Dornfelder. Acolon. regent. St. Laurent. . Blue Portuguese, Black Riesling ( Pinot Meunier ) Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot planted.
Quality criteria are defined for the winegrowers. The vineyards are reassessed one day before the harvest by an external consultant to guarantee healthy and fully ripe grapes. For the "Premium" line, only grapes from vines at least 15 years old may be delivered. In addition, the vineyards must be halved completely, the grape yield may not exceed 7,000 kg / ha or 5,000 liters. For the “Selective Harvest” line, the yield is limited to 10,000 kg without being cut in half. The large product range includes white, rosé and red wines in the lines of liter wines, varietal wines, selective grapes and premium wines, as well as Secco (sparkling wines) and bottle-fermented vintage sparkling wines. In weather-appropriate years too Wines from Beerenauslese to Eiswein produced.
Special grape qualities can be processed very gently without pumping. The white wines are completely contained and fermented chilled. The fermentation takes place in part spontaneous and partly with pure yeast. Basically, the longest possible sought. For semi-dry and residual sweet wines, the fermentation, The white wines are filled with a constant pressure filler, so that the wine at the bottling hardly comes into contact with oxygen and before being sealed with carbon dioxide is superimposed. The majority of the red wines are fermented using combination fermenters or divers on the mash. The wine is aged partly in wooden barrels made of German oak between 2,000 and 8,000 liters barrel volume, and partly in oak and French oak barrels for the more intense and full-bodied red wines. The company is a member of Palatinate Forum and at the Palatinate Wine Cooperatives Association.
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