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Wurtz-Königsmühle

The estate is located in the commune of Gau-Odernheim (Nierstein area) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen, It was only founded by Dirk Würtz in 2001. He had studied business administration, political science and philology. Würtz was the first to bring a family friend to wine, who inspired him with an ancient Bordeaux for viticulture. As a career changer, he was an intern at the winery from 1996 to 2001 Because Robert, where he was jointly responsible for the Rieslings of the famous Rheingau company. Then he leased the old Königsmühle in Gau-Odernheim as well as around six hectares of vineyards in partly excellent locations in Uelversheim and vinified his first vintage at Weil during the last year. Right from the start, his ambition was to make great wines without considering location names.

Würtz has submitted to an uncompromising quality principle. True to the Bordeaux principle he favors, the two cultivated Riesling (5 ha) and Pinot Noir (1 ha) varieties only have first and second wines. However, first wines are only produced if the vintage permits. The six hectares of vineyards are being ecological Guidelines managed. The yields are extremely low. In the cellar there is hardly any intervention in the development of the wines. The musts ferment as much as possible spontaneous yeast, are then with the lees deducted and finally not moved until the bottling. Also fining and filtration are limited to the essentials or even omitted entirely. The result is extremely expressive wines that have caused a sensation in the professional world right from the start.

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