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Eymann Rainer

The estate is located in the municipality Gönnheim (area Mittelhaardt-German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate on the so-called terraces of the Rhine, The family business is run by Rainer, Ingeborg and Vincent Eymann. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Mandelgarten and Sonnenberg (Gönnheim). The most important grape varieties are Riesling and Pinot Noir, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, as well as smaller shares of Silvaner, Muskateller, Merlot and St. Laurent.

The winery is one of the eco-pioneers, because since the acquisition in 1982 was with ecological Started farming. Since 2006 will Biodynamic viticulture according to the rules of the associations Naturland and DEMETER operated. These include a diverse greening In order to preserve the natural soil fertility and create habitat for a species-rich fauna, a caring foliage care, as well as gentle tillage to reduce fungal diseases, During the growth cycle The vines are made with biodynamic preparations of herbs, rock flour and compost treated.

The grapes are picked by hand. After spontaneous fermentation The white wines ripen very long until March (local wines) or July (selection Toreye) on the whole yeast in support of the natural clarification and development of flavorings, They are usually only once filtered and without use of fining agents bottled. The red wines go through a principle maceration and ripen depending on the grape variety in traditional oak barrels or barriques. In particular, Pinot Noir selection wines are aged up to 18 months in oak barrels. The name of the reserve line "Selection Toreye" (as well as the surname) goes back to the feudal yard Toreye (mhdt. "Zur Aue"), which was already mentioned in 1350 and is also a symbol of the family coat of arms. The top segment are the wines from the old vines of single plots in Sonnenberg (loess, lime) and almond garden (calcareous loess, clay). In addition, flaschenvergorene sect (with 24 to 60 months yeast storage), Secco (sparkling wines), spirits (grape, pomace) and grape juices are produced.

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