Carl Loewen Riesling 2009
The “Carl Loewen Riesling Vineyard” is located in the municipality Leiwen (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing area Moselle . It is run by Karl Josef Loewen. An important step in 1982 was the acquisition of vineyards from the winery Count von Kesselstatt able Laurentiuslay. In early 2008, the winery Carl Schmitt-Wagner (Longuich) with 1.4 hectares of vineyards in Maximiner Mr. Berg was taken. This vineyard was planted in 1896 by Carl Schmitt-Wagner and is still in the original. With a Dense planting floor of 10,000 / ha with over a hundred years old ungrafted Riesling vines in the traditional education is the post-Moselle vineyard vinological a cultural monument. The vineyards cover a total of 12.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Held (Single location Germany) (Poelich), convent garden and Laurentiuslay (Leiwen) Maximiner Klosterlay (Detzem) (Thörnich), as well as in the aforementioned Maximiner Herrenberg (Longuich).
Top 95% of Riesling is cultivated, the small remainder consists of one third of a hectare Pinot Blanc and Muller-Thurgau. It is close to nature with wine, for example, natural Greening and practiced renunciation of mineral fertilizers. In order to exploit the great potential of the vineyards, Loewen’s unconventional ways. “My goal is not to make a few little wine grapes, but of many little wine grapes.” This is achieved with some very old vines and low-yield, small berried Riesling clones. When expansion is set to a restrained, slow fermentation with natural yeasts. The wines are made predominantly in classic wooden tuns. Documents are listed on the label only if the terroir is evident. A dry Riesling is vinified world-class poles of specially selected 500 as the “Varidor”. Other premium wines are “Old Vines Riesling” from at least 40 years old vines, and “Old Vines Riesling Leiwener Laurentiuslay” partly from ungrafted vines. In suitable years a Icewine is produced.