Historic estate founded in 1335 in the Ruwer (Mosel), Karthäuserhof is one of the oldest wine estates in Germany. This beautiful estate, which was formerly a monastery, has belonged to the same family since 1811. Albert Behler, seventh generation, currently manages the estate and maintains its international reputation. Karthäuserhof is also a founding member of the German VDP organization and classification system (1910).
The 20 hectares of vineyards, located in Eitelsbach, is largely classified Grosse Lagen (Grand Cru) and located on top quality soils: shale from the Devonian period which is rich in iron.
This confers distinct mineral expressions to the wines, which also show great tension. Whether dry or sweet, the wines maintain a sovereign balance. As everywhere in the region, Riesling is king and covers more than 90% of the vineyard, supplemented by a small portion of Pinot Blanc.
The Karthäuserhof bottles are recognizable by their unique “labelling”, consisting only of a collar, on which all the legal notices appear. The bottles have, so to speak, no front label. Legend has it that Karl Wilhelm Rautenstrauch, leader of the estate in the 19th century, chilled his wines in the stream of Eitelsbach and that, in order not to lose the labels, he would have chosen to be limited to a collar...Today it is a distinctive sign of Karthäuserhof.
Bruno Pinot blanc
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