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Jos. Christoffel jr.

The winery (formerly called Christoffel-Prüm) is located in the municipality Ürzig (area Mittelmosel) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, The family has been growing wine for more than 400 years, today it is owned by Karl-Josef Christoffel and his sister-in-law Annekatrin Christoffel-Prüm (brother or husband died in 1995). The name refers to roots in the well-known Bernkasteler wine dynasty Prüm, The vineyards cover two hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Würzgarten (Urzig), as well prelate and podium (Earth). In the past, parcels in the municipalities of Graach (Domprobst) and Wehlen (sundial) were added, but those to the winery SA Prüm were sold. The vineyards are planted exclusively with ungrafted Riesling sticks. These vines, which are 40 years old on average, are already over 100 years in yield. Together with Joh. Jos. Prüm was processed until permission was granted to plant root-free material. The viticulture is operated according to traditional methods. These include, for example spontaneous fermentation in a wooden barrel and renouncing beauty. Every year, only 20,000 bottles are produced. Isolated wines are offered back to 1975, which testifies to the longevity. The winery sells its products almost exclusively on the farm and does not pay much attention to marketing.

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