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Kreuzberg

The estate is located in the municipality of Dernau in the center of the German wine-growing region Ahr, It was founded in 1953 by the then managing director of the Dernau winegrowers' association Hermann-Josef Kreuzberg. Today the company is managed by Ludwig Kreuzberg and Frank Josten. An ostrich economy is connected. The vineyards cover approximately 8.5 hectares of vineyards, of which more than 6 hectares in steep and steep layers. These are the individual layers Hardtberg and Pfarrwingert (Dernau) Rosenthal and Silberberg (Ahrweiler) Trotzenberg (Marienthal) Old lay (Walporzheim), as well church tower. Schieferlay and Sonnenberg (Bad Neuenahr). All locations are suitable for the production of large plants VDP classification model authorized. Most of them are planted with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Regent. There are small stocks of Riesling and Pinot Blanc in Dernau.

The management takes place according to the guidelines of an integrated viticulture or Integrated crop protection (KIP). Essential roles play here fertilization with manure, straw mat, bark mulch or greening, By pruning and thin out a yield between 25 to 40 hl / ha is achieved in the top locations. Other quality-increasing criteria are Defoliation in late summer and selective hand picking. All dry red wines are traditionally fermented in open vats and after malolactic fermentation aged between 10 and 18 months slowly and gently in large conventional wooden barrels or new barriques. It will be too vinegars, Brandies and bottle-fermented sparkling wines. The winery is a member of VDP,

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