The "Wachtenburg Winzer eG" based in the municipality Wachenheim (area Mittelhaardt-German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate was founded in 1900 by 53 Palatinate winemakers wine cooperative founded. The eponymous castle as a landmark of the community emblazoned on the bottle label. The first chairman is Walter Reichardt, the cellar master is Werner Reichert. Today 58 winemaker families manage a total of 335 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Altenburg, Bischofsgarten, Böhlig, fox coat. junk. Königswingert, Luginsland, Almond Garden, Pechstein and Schlossberg, as well as Enormous (Forst). They are with the white wine varieties 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 varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Frühburgunder. Dornfelder. Acolon. regent. St. Laurent. . Blue Portuguese, Black Riesling ( Pinot Meunier ) Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot planted.
For the winegrower quality criteria are defined. The vineyards are once again rated by an external consultant the day before harvest to guarantee healthy and fully ripe grapes. For the "Premium" line only grapes from at least 15 years old vines may be delivered. In addition, the vineyards must be completely halved, the grape yield may amount to a maximum of 7,000 kg / ha or a maximum of 5,000 liters. For the "Selective read" line, the yield is limited to 10,000 kg without any compulsory halving. The large product range includes white, rosé and red wines in the series liter wines, varietal wines, Selektive and premium wines, and Secco (sparkling wines) and bottle-fermented vintage sect. In weather-appropriate years are also Wines from Beerenauslese to Eiswein produced.
Special grape qualities can be processed very gently without pumping. The white wines are completely restrained and fermented refrigerated. The fermentation takes place partly spontaneous and partly with pure breeding yeasts. Basically, the longest possible sought. For semi-dry and residual sweet wines, if necessary, stopping the fermentation, The white wines are filled with a Gleichdruckfüller, so that the wine in the bottling almost never comes in contact with oxygen and before closing with carbon dioxide is superimposed. Most of the red wines are fermented on the mash via a combination fermenter or diver. The expansion of the wines takes place partly in wooden barrels made of German oak between 2,000 and 8,000 liters barrel volume, and partly in oak barrels from Palatine and French oak for the more intense and full-bodied red wines. The company is a member of Forum Pfalz and at the union of Palatine winegrower cooperatives.
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