A white wine from Rheinhessen, German made from Riesling. Delicious 100% Riesling. Picked by hand from warm and light loess soil with high fertile humus located at the base of the slopes of the Rhine terrace, these Riesling grapes come from 20 year old v
Lotte Pfeffer and Hans Müller took over Weingut Brüder Dr. Becker from Lotte’s father in 1984. By then, organic agriculture had been practiced since the mid-1970’s on the eleven hectares of land, mainly at the base of the slopes of the Rhine. They sowed clover, grass, herbs and spread natural fertilizers and compost to improve not only the soil’s natural fertility, but also the grape’s resistance. It is a habitat that attracts useful insects, which help combat destructive pests. By 2003, after many years trying, Hans and Lotte have convinced and helped all the wineries in Ludwigshöhe to convert to organic agriculture, thus creating a real organic ecosystem in the region! The vineyards sit in Rheinhessen on the terraced slopes of weathered limestone and loess soils. They face mostly south and southeast, maximizing the summer sun as it crosses the Rhine. They cultivate Sylvaner, Pinot Noir, and Riesling, as well as Scheurebe. No matter which grape, though, they push for pure terroir expression. They are slow and patient in the cellar, using time and gravity to vinify the wines as gently as possible. Every process, from vineyard to bottle, occurs as it should. Through biodynamic practices, they have achieved a complete natural harmony that has become the signature expression throughout each bottling. With the popularity of their wines spreading, perhaps their gentle, natural ways will expand beyond the region as well.