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Jerk Johann

The estate is located in the municipality of Iphofen (Steigerwald area) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, It was founded in 1839 by Johann Balthasar Ruck. After graduation in viticulture in Geisenheim In 2000, son Johannes took over the responsibility in the cellar and has been running the company since 2009. Father Johann takes care of the vineyards. These cover 13 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Julius-Echter-Berg. calf and Kronsberg (Iphofen), as well Küchenmeister and swan Leite (Rödelsee). They are planted with the white varieties Silvaner (39%), Riesling (15%) Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus, Pinot Gris, Scheurebe, Pinot Blanc, Rieslaner and Traminer, as well as with the red varieties Pinot Noir and Domina. In the vineyard and the cellar traditional, environmentally friendly methods are used. The specially selected seedlings are cultivated in high density up to 7,000 vines per ha. Through appropriate measures, a quality-increasing reduction with an average of 55 hl / ha is achieved.

The goal is varietal and varietal wines, which are mainly dry. The fermentation takes place often spontaneous with vineyard-owned yeasts. Depending on the type of wine, they are aged in a steel tank or in a large wooden barrel. The white wines are stored on the long lees, The premium wines include the Great plants Sylvaner and Riesling from the Julius Echter mountain, the Sylvaner "Myophorium" and "Estheria" from Scheurebe. There will also be one altar wine in the bocksbeutel, bottled fermented sparkling wine and brandies (pomace, herbs, wine) produced. In weather-appropriate years are also Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein vinified. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and one of the Franconian TRIAS wineries,

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