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Schumacher Joachim

The estate is located in the municipality of St. Aldegund (Burg Cochem area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, It is run since 1998 by Dipl.-Ing for viticulture & oenology Joachim Schumacher. The vineyards cover 3.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Klosterberg and Stephansberg (Merl) Abbey Klosterstuben (Bremm), Himmelreich (St. Aldegund), and Fraunberg (Neef). They are planted to 65% with the white varieties Riesling (90%), Kerner and Bacchus, and to 35% with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Regent, Black Riesling, Frühburgunder, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The average age of the vines is 35 years, in the oldest terraces of the Neefer Frauenberg are about 110 years old vines. The average yield is 50 hl / ha for white wine and 15 hl / ha for red wine.

In the grape harvest for the white wines is a certain proportion of botrytis Berries expressly desired, 100% healthy grapes are deliberately omitted. The operating goal is finesse Rieslings with little alcohol, but more subtle structure to produce. After spontaneous fermentation in refrigerated stainless steel tanks with yeasts own yeasts follows a long expansion on the lees, The dry Rieslings reach the degree of final fermentation after almost a year and are then bottled.

In the grape harvest for the red wines, the rotten berries are manually selected out. After this stemming takes place for 10 to 21 days maceration, The dry red wines ripen one to two years in oak barrels. Depending on the quality of the grapes, it is decided whether new or used barrels are used. During this time, no preservation takes place for eight months, so that at any filtration can be waived. The wood should be integrated and not overloaded. There are also bottle-fermented sects and a pearl Rotling generated.

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