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Drautz-Able

The estate is located in the municipality of Heilbronn in the German wine-growing region Wuerttemberg, It was founded by Jodokus Drautz on the outskirts of Heilbronn in 1496. The imperial edict gave him the right to seal with the family crest of the two grapes. The double name was created in 1960 through the marriage of Christel Drautz and Martin Able. Today the winery is managed by Monika Drautz and son Markus Drautz. The cellar and the outside business were outsourced to the vineyards, where a newly built modern winery was put into operation in 1983. The vineyards cover almost 17 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Stiftsberg and wartberg (Heilbronn), Scheuerberg (Neckarsulm), and Katzenbeisser (Lauffen). They are around two thirds with the red varieties Trollinger, Lemberger, Spätburgunder, Schwarzriesling, Samtrot, Merlot, Dornfelder, Regent and Cabernet Sauvignon, and one third with the white varieties Riesling, Weißburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc, Grauburgunder, Kerner, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner and Gewürztraminer planted. The barrel aging in exclusively French oak barrels has been dealt with since 1986 and is one of the earliest pioneers. The dry wines from Riesling and Pinot Noir from the VDP-classified locations are considered Big plant marketed. Since the 2004 vintage, 90% of the wines are with the twist lock Stelvin bottled. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and brandies are also produced. The winery has been a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and a founding member of the group HADES and the German barrique forum,

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