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Molitor

The traditional winery is located in the community Bernkastel-Wehlen in the German growing area Moselle and has been in family ownership for centuries. Seat is the house Klosterberg amidst the Wehlener vineyards. Using modern and historic materials, the manor house was extensively renovated in the period from 2009 to 2012. The company was taken over in 1984 by Markus Molitor at the age of 20 years and has since been in the eighth generation of the family. The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vineyards in about 20 different individual layers. That's among other things podium (Earth), dig and Lay (Bernkastel) monastery garden and almond trench ( Brauneberg ) Bockstein (Ockfen), intoxication (Saar Burg), Domprobst and Heaven (Graach), Schlossberg (Traben), Würzgarten (Urzig), Abbey, Klosterberg and sundial (Wehlen), as well Heaven, Schlossberg and sundial (Zeltingen). They are for the most part planted with Riesling (94%), as well as smaller amounts Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. Below is also a root real until over 100 years old vine stock in the vineyards of Zeltinger sundial.

The management of up to 80% steep vineyards is done by quality-enhancing measures such as balanced leaf-fruit ratio. The soils are exclusively organically enriched. Depending on the location, plot, planting density and vintage, the yield is extremely low 10 to 55 hl / ha yield. By pronounced late and selective harvest reaches only optimal physiologically mature and healthy grapes for processing. The flavor of the wines is determined by the capsule Color characterized: dry in white, fine dry in gray green and fruity and noble sweet in gold. After gentle Press the must ferment for months until next spring. This is done with the exclusive use of natural yeasts spontaneous in the old vaulted cellars, depending on the desired type of wine, partly in a steel tank, partly in a traditional barrel. The wines mature then several months on the lees, The large vineyard wines are fermented and aged in large (1000 l, 2000 l, 3000 l) wooden barrels of high-quality, air-dried oak. On fining agents. enzymes and other aids will be omitted. Worth mentioning is the 2010 expansion of a Weißburgunder Wehlener Klosterberg in one Whiskey barrel, The winery is a member of the winegrowers association Bernkasteler Ring,

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