The estate's white wines are marked by low per-hectare yields (65 hl/ha), relatively late, selective harvesting of fully ripe grapes and flavor-protecting ageing methods. These factors contribute a unique note while maintaining the individuality of the grape varieties, the sites and the quality types of the wines produced. They make Pfeffingen wines truly unmistakable.
Aromatic clarity, maturity, clean juicy fruit and strong but elegant body are notable characteristics of these wines. Numerous national awards and recognition from the international wine press demonstrate that the estate's policy of consistent quality has a positive effect on aroma and flavor.
The grape varieties
The estate's main grape variety is Riesling, which, accounting for more than two thirds of the vineyard area, thrives in this excellent location in the heart of the Mittelhaardt mountains.
A speciality of the estate is the aromatic Scheurebe, one of the few new grape varieties that produces grand, unique wines. The traditional Silvaner and Pinot Blanc varieties as well as the trend varieties Gewürztraminer and Rieslaner round out the range of white varieties.
In the middle of the 1990s, the estate planted small quantities of Pinot Noir and Dornfelder, trying out red varieties for the first time.
The idea of the "Grosses Gewaechs" is based on the understanding that a vineyard site influences the wine quality through its special soil and microclimate in an extraordinary way. If you combine such an exceptional site with an ambitious winemaker, you´ll get dry white wines of international reputation.
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