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Müller-Catoir

The winery in Haardt (suburb of Neustadt) in the German wine-growing region palatinate lies at the foot of the Haardtgebirge. It was founded in the 18th century by the Huguenot family Catoir, the oldest viticultural document dating back to 1744. For almost a hundred years, the winery was run by women (great-grandmother, grandmother and mother of the current owner). Today it is run in the ninth generation of Jakob Heinrich Catoir and his son Philipp David, butler is Martin Franzen. The name part Müller comes from a grandmother of the current owner. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Buergergarten. Herrenletten. duke and Mandelring (Haardt), Grain and Mönchgarten (Neustadt an der Weinstraße), Eselshaut (Mußbach) Mandelgarten and Schlössel (Gimmeldingen), as well as Roman Fountain (Hambach). There are different types of soil from heavy Latvians over loess to loamy gravel. The dominant main variety is the Riesling with about 60% of the area (12 ha), followed by Rieslaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Scheurebe.

The great rise began in the early 1960s, when Jakob Heinrich Catoir and his cellar master Hans Günter Schwarz began to introduce rigorous quality standards. This included extremely reduced yield thin out and very late harvest with the strictest selection of only fully ripe and healthy grapes. Long before today ecological Movement was a natural cultivation with organic fertilization, permanent greening and intensive Lauberziehung practiced. The finished wine is tapped once, while slightly filtered and then stopped until bottling. The result is absolutely pure and fruity wines. There are also noble sweet predicates pressed until Eiswein. Every year around 130,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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