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Immich-Batterieberg

The winery is located in the municipality of Enkirch in the German wine-growing region Moselle, It is one of the oldest wineries on the Moselle. It is mentioned for the first time in the middle part of the vineyard in 908 in a document of the Carolingian King Ludwig IV (893-911), in which a transfer of the estate to the church was confirmed. The base of the building dates from the second half of the 9th century. The bearing basalt column in the cellar is of Roman origin. Particularly influential for the history and the development was the family Immich, which belongs with a wine history from 1425 to 1989 to the oldest winegrower families of the Mosel.

Immich-Batterieberg - cellar and old label

In its present form, the estate was founded by Carl August Immich. This worked from 1841 to 1846 with countless explosives a vineyard to achieve the best slope and orientation to the sun. Therefore, this was later named as "Battery Mountain". The company was acquired in 2010 by the Hamburg families Auerbach and Probst. Since the year 2009 Gernot Kollmann is responsible for the management and the wine-growing. This worked after studying wine management in Heilbronn in responsible position at the wineries Episcopal wineries Trier and Van Volxem, as well as afterwards Wine consultant at different farms. Karl Höhlein is responsible for the vineyards.

The vineyards cover 7.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Batterieberg (Sole ownership), Ellergrub, Steffensberg and Zeppwingert (Enkirch). It will be exclusively Riesling vines in traditional Mosel pile education cultivated on average 60 years old and largely ungrafted are. The grapes are read very late at optimal maturity. The wines are mainly dry and longevity in the goal stainless steel tank or in the traditional big wooden barrel with long storage on the whole yeast expanded. By tradition of the former natural wines is based on pure culture yeast, enzymes. protein stabilization. Klärhilfen and deacidification waived.

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