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Espenhof

The estate is located in the municipality of Flonheim-Uffhofen (area Bingen ) in the German growing area Rheinhessen, A country hotel and wine restaurant is connected. The company is owned by Dipl. Ing. Agr. Wilfried and Nico Espenschied. Nico Espenschied is responsible for the cellar technology. The vineyards cover 26 hectares of vineyards in the individual vineyards La Roche (Uffhofen), as well as Binger Berg with Kisselberg and Ringelberg, Pfaffenberg, Geisterberg and Rotenpfad (Flonheim). They are made with the white varieties Riesling (30%), Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Scheurebe, Sauvignon Blanc, and Grüner Silvaner, as well as with the red varieties Pinot Noir (12%), Dornfelder, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Blauer Portugieser planted. The long-term average yield is around 70 hl / ha (2013 with 61 hl / ha).

It is consistently natural viticulture with the long-term goal of a ecological Cultivation practiced. The selected grape material is processed with the greatest possible protection in the newly built wine press station. Around 40% of the wines are traditionally fermented and / or aged in wooden barrels with a volume of 115 to 6,000 liters. The vinification is carried out as far as possible without oenological intervention, little use of sulfur as well as waiving fining agents, Stabilization and partly also filtration, The red wines ferment on the mash and, depending on the type of wine, are aged in large wooden barrels or in barriques. The white wines are stored for a long time whole yeast, Around 220,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The estate is a member of the Rheinhessen Wein, Generation Riesling and Slow food,

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