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Knauß

The estate is located in the municipality Strümpfelbach (area Remstal-Stuttgart) in the German wine-growing region Wuerttemberg, After many years of membership in the Weingärtnergenossenschaft, the wines themselves have been pressed and marketed since 1995. Attached is the broom "Sonna-Besa". The operation is managed by the Knaus family, as cellar master Andreas Knauß is responsible. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Altenberg and Nonnenberg (Strümpfelbach), Steinacker (Lehrensteinsfeld), as well as in the three communities Beutelsbach, Endersbach and Schnait. They are two-thirds of the red varieties Trollinger, Lemberger, Pinot Noir and Merlot, and one-third of the white varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc planted. The management is carried out with natural, environmentally friendly care measures.

Yield-reducing quality criteria are a high planting density with 6,000 vines / ha and thus enforced deep rooting, short pruning, intense foliage care and thin out, By repeated, selective hand picking only absolutely healthy and ripe grapes are processed. The fermentation takes place depending on the vintage and variety with individual lifetimes predominantly spontaneous with the vineyard's own yeasts. The wines are marketed in the lines base, estate, selection and reserve wines. The white wines are basically fermented cold and curly and reductively expanded in stainless steel tanks and wooden barrels. The red wines are fermented without exception on the mash, undergo in principle the malolactic fermentation and ripen depending on the quality in stainless steel tanks, wooden barrels (300 and 500 l) or in oak barrels. Bottle-fermented sects are also created. In weather-appropriate years is also a Eiswein vinified.

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