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Kettles Lothar

The winery is located in the municipality of Piesport (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, In the traditional family, viticulture has been practiced since the 17th century. Connected to the winery are the ostrich farm "WeinOase" and four guest rooms. Since 1980, Lothar Kettern leads the winery with his wife Petra; Since the year 2008 son Philipp is working in the family business. The vineyards cover 6.5 hectares of vineyards in the steep areas of individual layers Falkenberg, Goldtröpfchen and Günterslay (Piesport). They are mainly planted with Riesling, as well as Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The quality criteria in the vineyard are short cut with only one sheet with six to nine eyes, a purposeful Defoliation The grape zone and selective hand-picking often in several passes with the aim of loose, small-berry, healthy grapes with optimal physiological maturity and a maximum of 60hl / ha yield (sometimes even a maximum of 40hl / ha are reached).

In the cellar great emphasis is placed on a strictly gentle grape processing. The focus in the expansion is on sweet Riesling wines with a distinctive layer character. All wines are made without the use of any purebred yeasts spontaneous fermented. In the case of white wines, this takes place slowly in the steel tank and controlled at cool temperatures of approx. 12 ° Celsius. The red wines are partially expanded in large oak barrels and partly also in small barrique barrels. Before bottling, the wines are filtered only once. Due to the strictest manual selection of the grapes Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese produce the noble sweet top of the Rieslings almost every year. Bottle-fermented sect and grape juices (red, white) are also produced.

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