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Knobloch Klaus

The estate is located in the municipality of Ober-Flörsheim (Wonnegau area) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen, Dipl. Ing. Ralf Knobloch (viticulture and oenology) is responsible for cellar technology, specialist trade support and export, his wife Sabine Knobloch for private customers, administration and organization, and his brother Arno Knobloch (master winemaker) for vineyards, foreign trade and quality of the grapes. The vineyards cover 32 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Aulerde. Morstein and Steingrube (Westhofen), Goldberg (Esselborn), Felsen (Dintesheim), and Höllenbrand (Gundersheim). They are 75% planted with the white varieties Riesling, Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus and Auxerrois, and 25% with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Portugieser, Regent, Lemberger, St. Laurent, Cabernet Mitos and Dunkelfelder , That amounts to around 150,000 vines,

The foundations for Klaus and Ute Knobloch were laid in 1988 Organic viticulture placed. Since then, the management has been in accordance with the guidelines of the organic association ECOVIN, The Organic wines become origin- and typical of the variety expanded. Synthetic aids are also completely dispensed with in the basement. For the most part there is one spontaneous fermentation with yeasts from the vineyard. The peeled red wine grapes go through the classic maceration, The red wines are mainly aged in large wooden barrels, the "KNOBLOCH SK" line in new barriques for up to 18 months.

The chilled fermented white wines are included Maceration vinified. The “Edelstein” premium line comes from the best individual locations in Westhofen with extremely low yields of 25 to 30 hl / ha. These are the red wines "TURMALIN" (Pinot Noir), "VIOLAN (Regent) and" STERNGRANAT "(Dornfelder), as well as the white wines" JADE "(Riesling"), "ACHAR" (Pinot Blanc), "FEUEROPAL" (Pinot Gris) and " EDELTOPAS ”(Auxerrois). Grape juice, sparkling wine and yeast brandy are also produced.

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