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Franzen Reinhold

The estate is located in the municipality of Bremm (area Terrassenmosel) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, The traditional business is continued after the tragic accident of Ulrich Franzen (+2010) by his son Kilian Franzen with girlfriend Angelina Lenz. The team also includes the winemaker Benedikt Lenz. The mostly extremely steep vineyards cover over nine hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Calmont (Bremm) and Fraunberg (Neef). They are planted with the white varieties Riesling (just under 90%), Pinot Blanc, Elbling and Chardonnay. In 2002, it began to reactivate another 1.5 hectares of fallow vineyard in one of the "kaul" recesses of the vineyard and to plant with Riesling. The cultivation of the vineyards takes place under consideration ecological Aspects. In winemaking, an attempt is made to combine traditional experience with the most modern oenological and ecological knowledge. Since 1980 mainly dry, fermented wines have been produced.

Only noble rotten grapes with at least 140 ° Oechsle are vinified high quality noble sweet readings. The two terms Spätlese and Auslese are deliberately not used, because in the opinion of the winery, the statutory minimum requirements are too low and therefore not meaningful. The best dry Riesling wines are marketed as "quality wine with gold capsule". The Rieslings are exclusively grown in stainless steel. With the 2003 vintage, only natural yeasts were sold for the first time spontaneous fermentation used. On fining agent is completely omitted. The fine-aged "Calidus Mons" (hot mountain) is a selection of the best grapes from over seventy-year-old vines. It can be a so-called Rebstock sponsorship be acquired. Every year around 60,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of the vintners associations Bernkasteler Ring and chefs and winegrowers at the Terrassenmosel.

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