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Leininger Walter

The estate is located in the municipality Eibelstadt (area Maindreieck) in the German wine-growing region Franconia, The traditional family business has been operating viticulture since the 17th century, the family crest dates back to 1594. In 1994, a new economic, barrel and storage cellar was put into operation. The company is run today by Ernst-Dieter Kilian, as manager is Dirk Engelmann responsible. The vineyards cover seven hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Mönchsleite with 60% of the area and Kapellenberg (Eibelstadt). They are the white varieties Silvaner (30%), Muller-Thurgau, Bacchus, Scheurebe, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Kerner, Traminer, Rieslaner and Albalonga, as well as the red varieties Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Regent and Domina and the three red PIWI varieties (fungi-resistant) Baron, Cabernet Cortis and Prior planted.

The management of the steep slopes or the harvest must be done mostly in laborious manual labor. An important quality criterion is self-imposed low yields. The white wines are in steel tank varietal typical if possible Franconian dry but partly also as late vintage and sweet expanded. The red wines ripen depending on the type of wine in large oak barrels or barriques. The premium wines include Eibelstadter Kapellenberg Müller-Thurgau im bocksbeutel, Eibelstadter Teufelstor Riesling, Eibelstadter Kapellenberg Pinot Noir and Eibelstadter Kapellenberg Domina. From the treasury, older vintages are offered. In addition, bottle-fermented sects matured on the yeast several years, Secco (Sparkling wines), from the in-house distillery brandies (pomace, fruit, blackthorn, rowanberry, hazelnut, walnut) and in weather-appropriate years also one Eiswein produced. The winery is a member of VDP Franken,

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