Location: Deidesheim, Pfalz
Winemaker: Mathieu Kauffmann y Werner Sebastian (viñedo)
Properties: 62 hectares of vineyards of mostly Riesling (88%)distributed between the villages of Forst, Ruppertsberg and Deidesheim. All are organically farmed.
Production: 420.000 bottles per year.
“***” From Gault Millau Five Star Award from Decanter Magazine Highest score of all wineries of Pfalz area from Wine Spectator Member of the prestigious VDP winegrowers’ association “Outstanding producer – 4 star”, according to Eichelmann Deutschlands Weine. “One of the 100 best winemakers in Germany” – says DM Euro Magazine
The Palatinate (called Pfalz in German) is an extension of the vineyards of Alsace, west of the Rhine river, and one of the largest winegrowing districts in the country. Its rolling, vineyard –covered hills enjoy a cliamte protected by the Haart mountains, the same range that in France is called Voges.
The best part of the Palatinate is the central district of Mittelhaart, surrounding the towns of Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg, where one finds some of the mosr famous estates in Germany. This is where Reichstrat von Buhl is located, a historic winery dating back to 1849, and famous during the 19th century for producing some of the most prestigious wines of the time. Von Buhl wines have been selected to celebrate many different occasions, such as the official inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1896 to the much more recent hundredth birthday of the Queen Mother in the United Kingdom.
During the last few years, Buhl has introduced organic farming methods and today, all of their properties are certified. They continue to work at very low yielkds for this regions (50 hl/ha.) and reductive methods are used to preserve the flavours to the full: cutting edge pneumatic pressing, natural stabilization and cold fermentation in stainless steel; long lees ageing is also employed to maximise the integration of flavours and add body to the wines.