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Our wines and vines

We plant several types of grapevines in our vineyards, which determine, by their differential characteristics and qualities, the colour, scent and taste of the wine gained of their grapes.

Riesling grape

Riesling

The Riesling is the most popular German type of grapevine. This vine was presumably selected from wild vines at the upper Rhine in the 15th century. After 1500 it was the recommended vine of all land owners at Rhine and Mosel.
Over 500 years influenced the wine as well. Its taste has many variations and the possibilities to describe it are endless. It is classy, lively, fresh, full of flavour, fragrant, elegant.
We present the Riesling in different variations. From the fine Kabinett to the noble Auslese.
The Riesling goes with light meal, like fish, fowl, and fresh cheese. But you can present a dry Spätlese to powerful meals, too. The noble taste of the Auslese fits to dessert or as aperitif.
For special occasions, we have a Riesling sparkling-wine, made after the Champagne-method.
Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. trocken, 2013er Briedeler Mosel Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. trocken,
2013er Briedeler
Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. trocken, 2012er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. trocken,
2012er Briedeler Herzchen
Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. trocken, 2013er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. trocken,
2013er Briedeler Herzchen

Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. halbtrocken, 2013er Briedeler Mosel Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. halbtrocken,
2013er Briedeler
Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken, 2010er Briedeler Weißerberg Mosel Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken,
2010er Briedeler Weißerberg
Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. halbtrocken, 2011er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel Riesling Qualitätswein b.A. halbtrocken,
2011er Briedeler Herzchen

Riesling Qualitätswein b.A., 2013er Briedeler Mosel Riesling Qualitätswein b.A.,
2013er Briedeler
Riesling Kabinett, 2012er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel Riesling Kabinett,
2012er Briedeler Herzchen
Riesling Qualitätswein b.A., 2012er Briedeler Weißerberg Mosel Riesling Qualitätswein b.A.,
2012er Briedeler Weißerberg

Riesling Spätlese, 2011er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling Spätlese,
2011er Briedeler Herzchen
Riesling Spätlese, 2012er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling Spätlese,
2012er Briedeler Herzchen
Riesling Spätlese, 2012er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling Spätlese,
2012er Briedeler Herzchen

Riesling Sekt b.A. trocken, 2011er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel Riesling Sekt b.A. trocken,
2011er Briedeler Herzchen

Rivaner (Müller-Thurgau) grape

Rivaner

This type of vine is also known under the name Müller-Thurgau. Named after its developer Hermann Müller from Thurgau (Switzerland). 1882 he worked at the royal educational establishment for fruit-, wine- and horticulture in Geisenheim. There he crossed Riesling and Silvaner and gained the new type of vine. Since 1975 the Rivaner is the most spread vine in Germany.
Its wine is light, with a gentle spicy, delightful Muscat-like aroma and mild. It is best, when it is fresh. It suits e.g. to vegetables.
Rivaner Qualitätswein b.A., 2012er Briedeler Mosel Rivaner Qualitätswein b.A.,
2012er Briedeler
Dornfelder Müller-Thurgau Rotling Qualitätswein b.A., 2013er Briedeler Mosel Dornfelder Müller-Thurgau Rotling Qualitätswein b.A.,
2013er Briedeler

Dornfelder grape

Dornfelder

This young grape-variety was developed 1955 in Weinsberg, aimed to get a high coloured type of red wine. After 1975 it was spread in the German wine-growing areas and it became one of the most successful new grapevines in German wine-history.
The wine has a dark ruby red colour. Its great bouquet and its strong taste suits very good to strong roast, wild deer or cheese.
Beside the dry red wine we offer our Rotling. A bright red and charming wine, perfect for an evening on the terrace - alone or with friends.
Dornfelder Rosé Qualitätswein b.A. trocken, 2009er Briedeler Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Dornfelder Rosé Qualitätswein b.A. trocken,
2009er Briedeler
Dornfelder Rosé Qualitätswein b.A. trocken, 2012er Briedeler Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Dornfelder Rosé Qualitätswein b.A. trocken,
2012er Briedeler
Dornfelder Müller-Thurgau Rotling Qualitätswein b.A., 2013er Briedeler Mosel Dornfelder Müller-Thurgau Rotling Qualitätswein b.A.,
2013er Briedeler

Dornfelder Rotwein Qualitätswein b.A. trocken, 2011er Briedeler Mosel Dornfelder Rotwein Qualitätswein b.A. trocken,
2011er Briedeler
Dornfelder Rotwein Qualitätswein b.A. trocken, 2013er Briedeler Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Dornfelder Rotwein Qualitätswein b.A. trocken,
2013er Briedeler
Dornfelder Rotwein Qualitätswein b.A. lieblich, 2013er Briedeler Mosel Dornfelder Rotwein Qualitätswein b.A. lieblich,
2013er Briedeler

Dornfelder Traubensaft  aus eigenem Lesegut, Mosel Dornfelder Traubensaft aus eigenem Lesegut


Climate and soil

The most important presuppositions for the unique characteristics of our wine are the special climate- and soil-conditions.

Protected by the hills of Eifel and Hunsrück the valley of the Mosel has an auspicious climate for growing grapevines.
Two important factors for the flourish of the grapes are warmth and light.
Our vineyards are located at southern steep slopes of the Mosel valley. These are recieving light by the sun the whole day. The water of the Mosel river reflects the sunbeams and intensifies the influence of light, too. The river has a second advantage. It saves the warmth at hot days and gives it back at night or mild days. The same effect has the slate soil in our vineyards.
vineyard This leads to a temperature ca 4°F warmer above the average than in the rest of Germany. Direct in the vineyard at the altitude of the grapevines even up to 9°F warmer. High influence of light and temperature rises the rate of photosynthesis and thereby the production of grape sugar. In order that the most power reaches the grapes, we remove excessive stems and leaves.
Plants need not only light and warmth to grow, but also water. Water is essential for the photosynthesis and to absorb minerals from the soil. The highest temperatures especially in the summer have no effort if the soil is too dry. Fortunately, because of constant precipitations in Germany, the soil is humid enough the whole year.

The soil in our vineyards is multilayered. It determines not only the growth of the grapevines, it also influences the character of the grapes and thereby the taste of the wine. Important are the several minerals and trace elements, which are taken from the ground. Typical for the Mosel valley are the slate slopes, which are full of minerals. They give a racy, piquant and fine flavour variation to the wine.



Established quality by the official examination of quality wines

Every wine, which should be a quality wine, has, after the German law of wine from 1971, to be official tested, if it solves the norms of quality. The success is certified by the amtliche Prüfungsnummer (number of official examination) (A.P.-Nr.). Every wine of us has this A.P.-Nr., because we try hard to present you wines of high quality.
German wine label In Germany the official examination of quality wines starts, where its finished in other countries (there the vineyards are divided in table wine and quality wine areas).
German quality wine has to be out of one of the 13 defined wine regions. Our village Briedel belongs to Mosel-Saar-Ruwer.
In the following, we want to explain the single parts of the examination of quality wines to you.
1. Lese- und Reifeprüfung
The grapes are harvested after they reached the required grade of ripeness. The vintner has to administrate the data of the vintage (ripeness, origin, amount) in a so called Herbstbuch ("autumn book"). A continuous inspection takes place during the whole vintage.
2. Analyseprüfung
After the wine has developed in the cask and it is bottled, a analysis is made in an official laboratory. The result contains important data about the wine (e.g. alcohol, remaining dextrose, tartaric acid (you can read this values in our winelist))
Only analytical perfect wines reach the so called:
3. Sinnenprüfung
Well-versed skilled tasters try the wines, presented neutral, without knowing their originating winery. After an uniform fixed scheme of appraisal. If the preconditions for grape-variety, origin, colour and clarity are fulfilled, the examination starts after a fixed scheme of points. Here the characteristics fragrance, taste and harmony are valued. Only wines, which convince the taster in all characteristics and thereby recieve enough points, gain the A.P.-Nr.. The testbottles are sealed up official, and can be opened for a comparison test.

In the whole examination the wine can get the following classifications:
Hochgewächs - this title can only be given to wine, which is made of the Riesling grape. Additional the wine has to reach a higher amount of points by the tasters.
Prädikate:
Are determined by ripeness and type of harvesting. Furthermore typical characteristics of the Prädikat have to be fulfilled:
Kabinett - fine wines, from ripe grapes. World-wide known and assessed as mild quality wines. They can be relished jauntily.
Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken, 2010er Briedeler Weißerberg Mosel Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken,
2010er Briedeler Weißerberg
Riesling Kabinett, 2012er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel Riesling Kabinett,
2012er Briedeler Herzchen

Spätlese - wines of full ripe grapes, which are harvested at a later point of the vintage. They have an intensive taste. They are ripe and elegant wines. If they are dry, they suit perfectly to strong and spicy meals.
Riesling Spätlese, 2011er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling Spätlese,
2011er Briedeler Herzchen
Riesling Spätlese, 2012er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling Spätlese,
2012er Briedeler Herzchen
Riesling Spätlese, 2012er Briedeler Herzchen Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling Spätlese,
2012er Briedeler Herzchen

Auslese - noble wines of full ripe grapes in good condition, without immature grapes. They convince by their remarkably bouquet, a plentitude of aroma and a content of decent ripe tartaric acid, which refines the noble sweet taste.

Kammerpreismünze
Later the wine can be filed for a Kammerpreismünze (medal of the chamber of agriculture of Rhineland-Palatinate). The examination is done again and only very good wine can be honored with a medal in bronze, silver or gold.


wine cellar
Our wine cellar with oak-wooden casks. Here our top wines are developing.

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