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Reichsrat von Buhl

The estate is located in the Deidesheim municipality in the German wine-growing region palatinate, It emerged from an inheritance division of the Jordan winery. In 1849, a large part of Jordan's son-in-law Franz Peter Buhl (1809-1862) inherited. His son Franz Armand Buhl (1837-1896) continued the legacy; under his leadership the winery achieved international fame for his Rieslings. The highest awards were won at world exhibitions (Paris) and events. At that time, the Buhl wines were among the most expensive in the world. In 1869, a Buhl Riesling was launched at the opening of the Suez Canal. The German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) was a great lover of Buhl wines and with his quote "This monster tastes tremendous to me" made the situation of Forster monsters world famous. The estate received its current name from Reichsrat Franz Eberhard von Buhl (1867-1921), who led it in the third generation. After Franz Eberhard's death, his wife Frieda Pieper von Buhl continued the business. After the death of the childless widow, he was bequeathed to Baron Karl Theodor von und zu Guttenberg.

The winery is owned by the Niederberger entrepreneurial family from Neustadt (the two companies also belong to the estate) Bassermann-Jordan and Winning Winery ). As of January 2014, a new team is responsible. The winery is managed by managing director Richard Grosche, the cellar master Mathieu Kauffmann (previously technical manager at the champagne house Bollinger ) and the long-time field manager Werner Sebastian. The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Herrgottsacker. Kieselberg Linseed cave 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 has been carried out since 2004 according to the certified guidelines of the Organic (ecological) viticulture,

Particular attention is paid to reducing yields and selective harvesting. In the individual layers, the grapes are harvested in small baskets in up to five courses, depending on the degree of ripeness. After gentle pressing, a controlled fermentation takes place with the aim of pure-toned wines with a pronounced fruit aroma, high natural carbon dioxide content and, in the case of mild wines, natural residual sweetness. In the cool vaulted cellar, which is around two kilometers long, the young wine is stored directly in stainless steel or in double-piece barrels for maturation via careful filtration without fining. This reductive way of working is to preserve the natural variety and location character of the wines. The wines are in the lines of grape varieties, Von Buhl, classified location Kabinett, classified location late harvest, noble sweet wines, as well as the top line Large Palatinate plants marketed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).

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