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Lubentiushof

The estate is located in the Niederfell municipality in the German wine-growing region Moselle, It goes back to the prince von der Leyen winery founded in 1711. The name derives from the local saint Lubentius (a student of the Martin of Tours ), who was missionary in Kobern on the Moselle in the 4th century. When the former owners did not find a successor, the estate was taken over by law student Andreas Barth in 1994 as a career changer. In July 2007, the wine workshop built in modern architecture was put into operation, which serves as a representative building. In 2010 the “Architecture Award Wine” was awarded for this. The vineyards cover four hectares of vineyards in the Gäns and Schlossberg (Gondorf), Kahllay (Niederfell) and Schlossberg, Uhlen and Weissenberg (Kobern) locations. These are exclusively steep locations that can only be managed by hand.

They are 90% Riesling (some of them ungrafted is grown) and Pinot Noir planted. It's getting closer to nature sustainable Viticulture with, for example, waiving insecticides and herbicides according to certified rules by Fair'n Green practiced. The yields are reduced to 30 to 40 hectoliters per hectare. Fermentation takes place with natural yeasts with very long fermentation times between 150 and 250 days. There are no beauties or repeated filtering. In appropriate years, high marks like Eiswein vinified. Bottle-fermented sparkling wine is also produced. Andreas Barth has been cellar master since 2004 and managing director of the Saar winery since 2010 Othegraven responsible in the municipality of Kanzem.

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