The perfection of traditional values is accomplished through dedication to highest quality standards and the implementation of modern oenological knowledge.
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Organic wine (DE-ÖKO-039)
A bird's-eye view of this vineyard (YouTube)
The soil and the grapes:
A healthy soil with diverse soil life allows the vines to thrive optimally. We create this basis by working in harmony with nature. So the decision for us to work according to EU ecological guidelines since 2009 was obvious.
The highest vineyard within the Ungsteiner Herrenberg site, from which we harvest our Grosses Gewächs, is a plot of 0.4 hectares, planted on old_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Weinbergsmauern extremely exposed over the landscape. Riesling grapes of the highest quality have been ripening here for centuries. In contrast to the Buntsandstein that is otherwise predominant, the Herrenberg soil consists of loess clay with a high limestone content. This makes the wines from this location unmistakable: mineral freshness, charming fruit play and a strong body ensure the wines have a particularly long life.
The harvest of golden yellow, ripe grapes provides the basis for a characterful wine with an expressive terroir. We have expanded a small part of the harvest without adding pure yeasts, ie by spontaneous fermentation with the background to emphasize the origin of the grapes and thus the terroir.
Rieslings from Herrenberg are strong and mineral. With aromas of herbs and a peppery spiciness.
Residual sugar: 2.8 g/l
Acid: 6.2 g/l
VDP. PREDICATE WINERY
As a founding member of the VDP association, focus at Fitz-Ritter is on Riesling from the best vineyards. The wines are predominantly dry and clearly reflect the typical character of each provenance. Full-bodied and spicy, delicate and fine – the wines from each vineyard show great diversity. Sweet predicate wines round off the portfolio. The vineyards provide ideal conditions for the winery to grow Burgundy varieties. Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris vines thrive in limestone-studded clay soil and bring full-bodied, well balanced white wines.
The red wine varietals are predominantly planted in sandy soil. Following open mash fermentation, the wines, in particular the elegant Pinot Noirs, are matured for a term of 15 to 18 months in Barrique barrels made from oak of various origins.
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WEINGUT & SEKTKELLEREI
Weinstrasse Nord 51
67098 Bad Duerkheim
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Montags - Freitags: 9am - 6pm
Samstags & Sonntags: 11am - 5pm
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