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Van Volxem

The estate is located in the community Wiltingen in the German wine-growing region Moselle, It is one of the oldest businesses on the Saar and has undergone a changeable development. The former monastery was run by the Van Volxem family for four generations. In 1993, it was taken over by Peter Jordan, who ran it under Jordan & Jordan. End of 1999, the estate was bought by Roman Niewodniczanski (offspring of the Bitburger dynasty) and revived under an old name. Previously he had studied Economic Geography and Business Administration. Large investments have been made in vineyards with additional plots, buildings and basements.

The own vineyards cover 45 hectares of vines in the individual layers Braunfels. Gottesfuß, Monastery mountain, Kupp and Scharzhofberg (Wiltingen) and Altenberg (Kanzem). A special feature are 120 years old and ungrafted Riesling vines in the foot of God. They are mainly of the variety Riesling, as well as the rest with Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) planted. Another six hectares are managed in the so-called "Saar-Riesling-Project" by contract growers, who have to work according to strict quality criteria. It is consistently environmentally friendly viticulture with, for example, abandonment insecticides and synthetic fertilization,

The extremely low yields averaged just 34 hectoliters per hectare. The Weinlkese The earliest begins at the end of October and extends into December. The fermentation takes place spontaneous with vineyard-owned yeasts with subsequent lees in wooden barrels. The Gutsweine are largely separated vinified by layers and durchgegoren as quality wine or fruchtsüß offered as a predicate wine. Two Rieslings are produced from the best locations, one from the entire area and a selection from the highest quality parcels. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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