The estate is located in the municipality of St. Aldegund (Burg Cochem area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle
, It has been run by Joachim Schumacher, graduate engineer for viticulture and oenology, since 1998. The vineyards cover 3.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual vineyards of Klosterberg and Stephansberg (Merl), Klosterstuben Abbey (Bremm), Himmelreich (St. Aldegund) and Fraunberg
(Neef). 65% of them are planted with the white varieties Riesling (90%), Kerner and Bacchus, and 35% with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Regent, Black Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The average age of the vines is 35 years, in the oldest terrace areas of Neefer Frauenberg there are vines around 110 years old. The average yield is 50 hl / ha for white wine and 15 hl / ha for red wine.
When harvesting grapes for the white wines, a certain proportion is present botrytis
Berries expressly desired, 100% healthy grapes are deliberately avoided. The operating goal is finesse-rich Rieslings with little alcohol but more subtle structure
to produce. To spontaneous fermentation
in chilled stainless steel tanks with vineyard-specific yeasts, a long expansion follows , The dry Rieslings reach the final fermentation level after almost a year and are only then bottled.
During the grape harvest for the red wines, the rotten berries are manually selected. After this stemming
there is a 10 to 21 day period maceration
, The dry red wines mature in barriques for one to two years. Depending on the quality of the grapes, it is decided whether new or used barriques are used. During this time, there is no preservation for eight months, so any filtration
can be dispensed with. The wood should be integrated and not look overloaded. Bottle-fermented sect and a pearl Rotling