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Schatz Kai

The winery is located in the municipality Nierstein (Area Nierstein) in the German growing area Rheinhessen, The traditional family has been practicing viticulture on the Rhine for more than 650 years. In 1850 Jakob Schlamp founded the winery in Nierstein, his son Heinrich acquired in 1874 the estate "General von Zastrow", the seat of the present operation. Since 2008, the company is managed by Kai and Caroline Schätzel. The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers sacred tree. hipping. Mount of Olives and Pettenthal at the Red Hang (Nierstein). They are planted with the varieties Riesling (80%), Silvaner with its own Schätzel clone and Pinot Noir. The management takes place according to certified rules of the Organic (organic) viticulture, By appropriate care measures in the vineyard result small, lockerbbeerige, thick-skinned and thus very aromatic grapes with low, quality-increasing yields.

The elaborate selective harvest takes place in up to six passes per vineyard. The vinification of the wines takes place in the 800-year-old cellar. The white wines are almost exclusively spontaneous slowly fermented with vineyard-owned yeasts and stored long on the whole yeast, The red wines mature after the classic maceration with frequent manual punching down the mash for up to 36 months in 600 l wooden barrels made of German oak. The product range follows this VDP classification model (Estate wine, local wine, large greenhouse, predicate wine). Every year around 65,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of the associations VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), as well as wine from the Roter Hang and Riesling Lounge.

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