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Weingut Ernst Dautel
The estate is located in the municipality Bönnigheim (area Württembergisch Unterland) between Stromberg and Heuchelberg in the German wine-growing region Württemberg, In the traditional family since...
Name: Weingut Ernst Dautel
Address: Address 74357 Bönnigheim, Germany
Growing area: Württemberg
Vineyard: 13 ha
Owner: Christian Dautel
Manager: Christian Dautel
Managing Director: Christian Dautel
Wine Maker: Christian Dautel
Phone: Phone
Fax: Fax
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Associations: VDP & Deutsches Barrique-Forum & Generation Riesling
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Producer of premium wines, which regularly include even in international comparison among the best of its kind. Mediocre wines are rare, real weaknesses there is hardly ever. Arise even in difficult years here regularly superior qualities.
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0.75 L
2018 Bönnigheim Riesling VDP.Ortswein dry "Gipskeuper ***"
86 WP - Very good
Editor note: Tart nose, light vegetal and fairly prominent mineral notes, restrained yellow fruit, herbaceous and...
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2018 Bönnigheim Weißburgunder VDP.Ortswein dry "Gipskeuper"
84 WP - Good
Translate to English Editor note: Ein wenig gedeckter, planzlicher, tabakiger und etwas mandeliger Kern- und Steinobstduft mit leicht...
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2017 Bönnigheim Lemberger VDP.Ortswein dry "Gipskeuper ***"
88 WP - Very good
Editor note: Firm, tart nose, cherries and blackberries, light herbaceous notes, pepper and some beet root, restr...
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2017 Cleebronn Spätburgunder VDP.Ortswein dry "Schilfsandstein ***"
87 WP - Very good
Editor note: Clear, polished nose, red berries, elegant herbaceous, mineral and floral notes, some pomegranate. F...
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2016 Bönnigheim Schupen Spätburgunder Grosses Gewächs dry
89 WP - Very good
Editor note: Clear nose, light nutty notes, red and a few black berries and cherries, delicate herbaceous aromas,...
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2016 Oberstenfeld Forstberg Spätburgunder Grosses Gewächs dry
90 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Clear, polished, cool nose, mixed berries and cherries, delicate nutty, peppery and mineral notes, d...

The estate is located in the municipality Bönnigheim (area Württembergisch Unterland) between Stromberg and Heuchelberg in the German wine-growing region Wuerttemberg, In the traditional family since the year 1510 viticulture is operated. Ernst Dautel stepped out of the local in the mid-1970s wine cooperative out (an affront, because his father was a founding member). Already in the mid-1980s, he began with the at that time unusual Barrique, planted new grape varieties like Chardonnay, produced exclusively dry Wines and dealt with high quality red wine cuvées. He is considered a pioneer in German viticulture.

Winery Dautel - Christian Dautel in the barrel cellar

Meanwhile, the direction in the cellar and in the vineyards has passed to the next generation. Son Christian studied in Geisenheim and Bordeaux viticulture and oenologie, He also gained experience through numerous internships in South Africa, the United States. Australia. Austria and France, Teachers were among others the Austrian expert for Biodynamic viticulture, Franz Weninger or one of the world's best Chardonnay producers, Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Meursault, Since the year 2010 he works together with his father in the winery and has taken over the operation in the meantime in the 21st generation of the family.

The vineyards cover about 13 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Sonnenberg with the two won or VDP.Grossen Lagen Schupen and Steingrüben (Bönnigheim), Forstberg (Oberstenfeld), Michael Berg (Cleebronn), as well as Wurmberg (Besigheim). They are each half of the red varieties Lemberger ( ), Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Trollinger ( Schiava Grossa ), as well as the white wine varieties Riesling. Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) planted. It is consistently natural wine with natural greening, organic fertilization and integrated use of beneficials for pest control in order to promote the biodiversity and stabilization of the ecology system.

Through multiple selective hand-picking, only ripe and healthy grapes can be brought to the cellar. The wide range of products is according to the VDP classification model into the stages Great situation and first situation (golden capsule), local wines (black capsule ) and estate wines (white capsule) structured. The dry wines of the Great Lakes Michaelsberg, Schupen, Steingrüben and Forstberg are referred to as Grosse Gewächse. The high quality white wines will be fermented spontaneously and store up to a year on the whole yeast, The red wines are kept for up to 24 months exclusively in the 300-liter with special attention to the sensitive use of new barrels. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), as well as the associations German Barrique Forum and Generation Riesling.

Weingut Ernst Dautel Region: Germany Württemberg
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