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Wageck-Pfaffmann

The estate is located in the municipality Bissersheim (area Mittelhaardt / German Wine Route) in the German wine-growing region palatinate, The Wageck family has been here for centuries, viticulture was founded by Wilhelm Wageck. Wageck-Pfaffmann Winery was founded in 1973 when Gunter Pfaffmann from Walsheim near Landau married into the company. The two sons Frank and Thomas Pfaffmann went up after completing their studies at the University of Applied Sciences Geisenheim in the company and lead him today in the fifth generation.

The vineyards cover 58 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Goldberg, Held, Orlenberg and Steig (Bissersheim), Steinacker (Kirchheim an der Weinstrasse), and Burgweg and Osterberg (Großkarlbach). They are around 60% with the white varieties Riesling (12 ha), Chardonnay (8 ha), Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Muller-Thurgau, Auxerrois, Kerner, Silvaner, Faberrebe and Ortega, and 40% with the red varieties Pinot Noir (8 ha), Portuguese, Dornfelder, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, St. Laurent, Schwarzrieslind, Frühburgunder, Cabernet Dorsa, Cabernet Dorio, Cabernet Mitos, Cabernet Cubin, dark fields and Lemberger planted. There is a close-to-nature, environmentally friendly management by waiving herbicides. plant protection with environmentally friendly recycling syringes for over 20 years, as well fertilization With compost (Pomace and horse dung). By a temperate pruning in the spring as well as extremely time consuming Rebstockpflege in deciduous / grape zone and thin out (Green reading) in July and August will be the base for low yield placed. After a meticulous manual reading, a second selection is made at the sorting table.

The winemaking takes place according to any rigid scheme, but is individually tailored to the variety, location and vintage or tuned. Thus, the white varieties, the mash period, the press fractions and the degree of turbidity of the must are each specifically decided. The white and red wines are the estate wine in part, from the local wines to 100% fermented spontaneously, The vineyard wines are 100% expanded in oak barrels. The white wines in the half-piece, Tonneau or Barrique, the red wines in principle in barrique with depending on the variety and vintage up to 100% Neuholzanteil. Depending on the variety, the local wines are aged up to 100% in oak barrels or large oak barrels. The white estate wines ripen depending on the variety in oak barrels (Sauvignon Blanc, Burgundy) or sometimes in steel tanks (Riesling), the red estate wines always 100% in multiply-barrique. The premium wines of the house are Chardonnay Sülzner way and Spätburgunder Burgweg, Geisberg and Goldberg. The winery is a member of the winegrowers association Barrique Forum Palatinate,

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