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Knobloch Klaus

The estate is located in the community Ober-Flörsheim (Wonnegau area) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen, Ralf Knobloch (viticulture and enology) is responsible for trowel technology, specialist trade support and export. His wife, Sabine Knobloch, is responsible for private customers, administration and organization, as well as his brother Arno Knobloch (winemaker) for the vineyard, foreign trade and quality of the grapes. The vineyards cover 32 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Aulerde. Morstein and Steingrube (Westhofen), Goldberg (Esselborn), rock (Dintesheim), and Hellfire (Gundersheim). They are planted to 75% with the white varieties Riesling, Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Muller-Thurgau, Bacchus and Auxerrois, and to 25% with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Portuguese, Regent, Lemberger, St. Laurent, Cabernet Mitos and Dunkelfelder , That's around 150,000 vines,

Already in 1988 the parents Klaus and Ute Knobloch laid the foundation for Organic viticulture placed. The management takes place since then according to the guidelines of the organic association ECOVIN, The Organic wines become origin- and typical of the variety expanded. Even in the basement is completely dispensed with synthetic aids. For the most part, a spontaneous fermentation with vineyard-owned yeasts. The stewed red wine grapes go through the classic maceration, The red wines are mainly aged in large wooden barrels, the line "KNOBLOCH SK" up to 18 months in new oak barrels.

The chilled fermented white wines are with Maceration vinified. The premium line "Gemstone" comes from the best Westhofen single layers with extremely low yields of 25 to 30 hl / ha. These are the red wines "TURMALIN" (Spätburgunder), "VIOLAN (Regent) and" STERNGRANAT "(Dornfelder), as well as the white wines" JADE "(Riesling)," ACHAR "(Pinot Blanc)," FEUEROPAL "(Pinot Gris) and" EDELTOPAS "(Auxerrois). It is also produced grape juice, sparkling wine and Hefebrand.

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