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Christmann Arnold

The traditional winery is located in the community Neustadt-Gimmeldingen (area Mittelhaardt-German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, It was founded in 1845 by the two cousins ​​Johann Martin Häusser and Prof. Dr. med. Louis Häusser founded. In the next generation, the wine became by the marriage with the daughter of a Gimmeldinger winery owner to a real estate. Finally, the founding granddaughter Henriette Häusser married Eduard Christmann in 1894. The estate today bears the name of her son Arnold. Since 1996, Steffen Christmann's business has been run by the seventh generation of the family.

The vineyards cover 21 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Biengarten. chapel hill. Mandelgarten and Schlössel (Gimmeldingen) Eselshaut (Mußbach) idig and Mount of Olives (King Bach), Linsenbusch, Nutbien, Reiterpfad and pike (Ruppertsberg), as well Herrgottsacker. Langenmorgen, Leinhöhle, Mäushöhle and paradise garden (Deidesheim). They are planted to about two-thirds with Riesling, and Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Muscat. With year 2004 became after practiced for a long time ecological completely up Biodynamic viticulture changed. As far as possible, the work is based on the moon phases, Of the plant protection takes place by using plant tea and biodynamic preparations with complete abandonment herbicides and insecticides, The nitrogen supply is through legumes (Clover) supported.

The wines are made according to the VDP classification model marketed. All Vinification methods are subordinate to the goal to preserve the fruit taste of the grapes in the purest possible form and to produce terroir-related wines. These include gentle long pressing at low pressure, primary settling by natural sedimentation and a slow but not too cool fermentation, the renunciation of fining and treatment of young wines and a one-time filtration. The red wine is a classic mash fermentation, a long barrique with organic acid degradation and bottling without a sharp filtration practiced. The winery is a member of VDP, as well as the associations Respect and Renaissance de Appellation.

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