Our single-site FELSENBERG is situated within the nature preserve of the “Berntal” valley and surrounded by a natural wall of limestone. Sitting on Tertiary limestone bedrock, on a slightly steep slope, the entire vineyard faces south. In 2011 we resurrected this old, almost forgotten site and planted Burgundy Pinot Noir clones there.
Buckwheat, radish and clover aerate the soil and attract useful animals. Horse dung fertilizes the soil naturally. We take off leaves selectivly and work with low yields.
Harvest by hand, second sorting and destemming in the winery. In warm years we add some whole clusters. After a short maceration the crushed must ferments in wooden “cuves”, with wild yeasts. Aged in new and reused French barriques. No fining, no filtration.
Silky, elegant, almost “feminine” Pinot style