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Reichsrat von Buhl

The estate is located in the community Deidesheim in the German wine-growing region palatinate, It came from an estate division of the winery Jordan. In 1849 Jordan's son-in-law Franz Peter Buhl (1809-1862) inherited a large part. The inheritance was continued by his son Franz Armand Buhl (1837-1896), under his leadership the winery gained international fame for his Rieslings. At world exhibitions (Paris) and events were awarded highest honors. At that time, the Buhl wines were among the most expensive in the world. In 1869, at the opening of the Suez Canal with a Buhl Riesling was initiated. The German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) was a great lover of Buhl wines and through his quote "This monster tastes tremendous to me" he made the location of Forster monster world famous. The estate was given its present name by Reichsrat Franz Eberhard von Buhl (1867-1921), who led it in the third generation. After the death of Franz Eberhard, his wife Frieda Pieper von Buhl continued the business. After the death of the childless widow, he was passed on to the baron Karl Theodor von and zu Guttenberg.

The winery is owned by the Neustadter entrepreneurial family Niederberger (owned include the two farms Bassermann-Jordan and Winery of Winning ). As of January 2014, a new team is responsible. The estate is managed by managing director Richard Grosche, the butler Mathieu Kauffmann (previously technical director at the champagne house Bollinger ) and the long-standing outdoor manager Werner Sebastian. The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Herrgottsacker. Kieselberg, Leinhöhle, Mäushöhle and paradise garden (Deidesheim) Freundstück. Jesuitengarten. Kirchenstück. Pechstein and Enormous (Forest), as well Reiterpfad (Ruppert Berg). Around 50 hectares are planted with Riesling, the rest with the varieties Pinot Noir (4 ha), Pinot Blanc, Rieslaner and Scheurebe. The management takes place since 2004 according to the certified guidelines of the Organic (organic) viticulture,

Special attention is paid to yield reduction and selective harvesting. Depending on the degree of ripeness, the grapes are successively read in individual layers in up to five courses in small baskets. After gentle pressing a controlled fermentation takes place with the aim of pure wines with pronounced fruit aroma, high natural carbon dioxide content and mild wines of natural residual sweetness. In the approximately two-kilometer-long, cool vaulted cellar, the young wine is stored by a careful filtration without fining directly in stainless steel or in double-piece barrels for maturing. This reductive way of working is intended to preserve the natural varietal and layered character of the wines. The wines are in the lines varietal wines, Von Buhl, classified location Cabinet, classified late vintage, sweet wines, as well as the top line Grosse Gewächse Pfalz marketed. It also produces bottle-fermented sect. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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