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The estate is located in the municipality of Appenheim (area Bingen ) in the German growing area Rheinhessen, The family has been wine-growing here for five generations. Karl-Heinz Bischel laid the foundation stone for today's winery in the 1960s. Today the two brothers Christian and Matthias Runkel share the management of the estate with their parents, Heike and Hartmut Runkel. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Drosselborn and hundred Guilder (Appenheim), Goldberg, Johannisberg and St. Laurenzikapelle (Gau-Algesheim), as well Scharlachberg (Bingen). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling (one third of the total area), Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as with the red varieties Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir. The quality criteria are natural management in the vineyard, low yields and non-invasive Enology.

After selective hand picking, the gently pressed must ferment spontaneous with vineyards yeasts, The wines are aged in steel tanks and in traditional large wooden casks. The best Burgundy wines are aged in French barriques (228 l) and tonneaux (500 l). The following principle applies: the smaller the origin, the higher the quality of the wines. All dry wines become hers origin referred to as estate, local or site wines. Only the best wines of a vintage bear the site names. The fruit wines, which are developed with emphasis on fruit, mostly come from several vineyards. The local wines, which are characterized by high ripeness, are produced in the best plots of the respective location. The vineyard wines from Riesling, Silvaner and Pinot Noir include long storable wines with a very individual character. The fruit sweet or noble sweet wines are called late vintage. choice. Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese marketed. The winery is a member of the Rheinhessen association Message in a bottle and the maxim origin Rheinhessen.

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