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Böcking Richard

The estate is located in the community Traben-Trarbach (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, The origin of the traditional business lies in the year 1623 with the founding of the "Action and Exchange Comptoir" by the Böcking family. It was trading in coffee, tea, silk, spices, tobacco and wine, as well as banking operations. A viticulture began by purchase of vineyard situations in the course of by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) rigorously carried out secularization. It was decided to concentrate on Riesling and the estate gained an excellent reputation. In 1792 Johann Wolfgang von was Goethe (1749-1832) Guest with the family and praised the Riesling wine. After ten successful generations, Adolph Böcking died in 1903. After that, valuable documents were lost. Although the Trarbacher areas remained family-owned, but in terms of quality, the standard could not be maintained.

Finally, in 2012 by the Böcking descendants Leweke Dame von Marschall, Denman Zirkle and Sigrid Carroll a restart. Responsible cellar master is Simon Trös. The vineyards cover nearly seven hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Burgberg, Hühnerberg, pigeon house, Schlossberg and Ungsberg (Trarbach). They are 94% Riesling, the small rest planted with Pinot Noir. The management takes place partly according to the guidelines of the Biodynamic viticulture, In the soil care is among other things a greening made with different seedlings.

The vinification takes place in a traditional way. The squeeze The grapes are made by pneumatic cloth press and traditional basket press carried out. The fermentation is in principle with vineyard-owned yeasts spontaneous carried out. The wines then mature in 1,000-liter wood-burning. Among the premium wines are the Rieslings "Old vine" with the layer names Burgberg, Schlossberg and Ungersberg. In addition, also brandies (pomace, wine), vineyard peach liqueur, Riesling vinegar and organic olive oil (from Crete) are marketed. The winery is a member of the two generation Riesling and Slow Food, As a special feature Rebstock sponsorships offered to secure the preservation of the oldest parcels of the steep slopes.

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