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The winery "E. Schauß & Sohn ”is located in the municipality of Monzingen in the German growing region Near, The year of foundation was 1800 when Johann Nicolaus Schauß married into a Monzen family of winegrowers. The vaulted cellar and individual parts of the current company building date from this time. For a long time the property was run as a mixed agricultural operation and as a tannery. In the 1980s, the winery was completely converted to viticulture. Today the estate is operated by the seventh generation of families by Elmar Schauß. The vineyards cover 12.5 hectares of vineyards in the locations Frühlingsplätzchen and Halenberg (Monzingen). 45% of them are planted with Riesling and the varieties Dornfelder, Portugieser, Spätburgunder, Domina, Kerner, Bacchus, Weißburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Regent, Grauburgunder and Gewürztraminer. In the vineyard special emphasis is placed on low yields and near-natural soil care. This includes, for example, a targeted one greening, After hand picking, the grapes are pressed after four hours at the latest. The slow fermentation takes place in small, chilled tanks. Pearl wines, bottle-fermented sparkling wines and spirits (yeast brandy, grape liqueur, peach liqueur) are also produced.

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