Encompassed by lush foliage, the Dominikaner C. von Nell-Breuning winery is located in the charming Ruwer valley, in the wine-growing region of Moselle. Wonderfully surrounded by the Mosel and Saar rivers, the vineyards enjoy an advantageous microclimate and fertile terroirs throughout the year, resulting in the formation of award-winning wines.
The history of Dominikaner C. von Nell-Breuning is over 350 years old. Founded in 1670 by Peter Christian Nell, who was ennobled by Roman Emporer Joseph I, the winery has never left the ownership and personal involvement of the von Nell-Breuning family throughout its long and illustrious history of producing premium-quality wines. In 1970, Christoph and Ingeborg renovated the winery and raised the profile of their wines worldwide. Today, Carmen von Nell-Breuning leads the management of the winery, respecting the ancient traditions of hand-crafted winemaking while modernising the business to meet 21st century demands and contemporary palettes.
With complete respect for Mother Nature, Carmen focuses on the cultivation of two main grape varieties, which include fruity Riesling and Pinot Noir. After hand picking and selective pressing, the chemical-free grape juice is ready to get converted into wines. Their categories of wines include top-class Pinot Noir and Riesling wines, along with high-quality Rosé and dessert wines. Out of these, sparkling wines is the king of the estate, made according to the traditional méthode champenoise method, including hand riddling.
The vineyards is the place where actual works begin. The steep slate slopes make working by hand arduous, but the results of such attention yield exceptional grapes. Back in the winer, after soft pressing, the grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the Pinot Noir wine is moved to oak barrels for aging and to deepen the flavours, followed by bottling. After dedicated attention of a minimum of nine to ten months, the current vintage is released on the market. The bottle-fermented Riesling Sekts remain on the lees for at least 3 years before riddling and degorging.
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Riesling, Pinot Noir