Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Vineyard Tour and Cellar Tour at Weingut Graf Adelmann, Burg Schaubeck, in Steinheim-Kleinbottwar, Württemberg, with Felix Count Adelmann - Germany-East Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture, History - Berlin, Saale-Unstrut, Sachsen, Württemberg, Franken

Picture: Vineyard Tour and Cellar Tour at Weingut Graf Adelmann, Burg Schaubeck, in Steinheim-Kleinbottwar, Württemberg, with Felix Count Adelmann - Germany-East Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture, History - Berlin, Saale-Unstrut, Sachsen, Württemberg, Franken

It would be hard to imagine a more stylish setting for a wine estate: a mighty medieval castle, the residence of the Count of Adelmann family, surrounded by a park with huge ancient trees, and in the distance the vineyards. The Adelmann family acquired Burg Schaubeck and the 21 hectares wine estate in 1914 but the estate’s winemaking history stretches back almost 1000 years.

Felix Count Adelmann was our host. He is the fifth generation of his family line managing the estate.

The visit had 2 parts.

Afternoon: We started the visit with a glass of Sekt in the garden of Burg Schaubeck. Felix Count Adelmann took us by car on a vineyard tour. We then visted the old cellars of Weingut Graf Adelmann, the approximately 500 years old "Amtskeller" in Kleinbottwar, a few hundred meters from the castle.

Evening: Following the cellar tour, we headed back to Burg Schaubeck for an amazing wine-tasting dinner in the park of Burg Schaubeck, with Felix Count Adelmann and his mother Christine Countess Adelmann.

This posting covers the vineyard and cellar tour in the afternoon. A separate posting will cover the dinner in the evening.

Pictures: Sekt Reception at Weingut Graf Adelmann, Burg Schaubeck, in Kleinbottwar, Württemberg, with Felix Count Adelmann

Weingut Graf Adelmann

Weingut Graf Adelmann is in Kleinbottwar in Württemberg. The heart of it is Burg Schaubeck, a mighty medieval castle, the residence of the Count of Adelmann family, surrounded by a park with huge ancient trees, and in the distance the vineyards.

The Schaubeck family built Schaubeck Castle in the 13th century atop the remains of a Roman manor and began making wine there shortly thereafter. In the middle ages these wines were served as "Schaubeckers" in Vienna and other European Courts.

The Adelmann family acquired Burg Schaubeck and the 21 hectares wine estate in 1914.

In the fifth generation of the family, Felix Graf Adelmann has managed the fortunes of the winery since 2012. The property also includes other agricultural land, which has been leased since 1990.

The wine is not made at the castle itself, but in the approximately 500 years old Amtskeller in Kleinbottwar, a few hundred meters from the castle.

The partly steep terraced vineyards cover 21 hectares of vineyards in Kleinbottwar (16 ha), Grossbottwar (1 ha) and Hoheneck (3 ha terraces).

The 2 VDP.Grosse Lage vineyards Kleinbottwarer Oberer Berg and Kleinbottwarer Süßmund are monopole site.

Grape varieties: 33% Riesling, 13% Lemberger, 13% Trollinger, 8% Samtrot, 8% Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder), 5% Spätburgunder, 3% Muskateller, 17% others.

In addition to Weingut Graf Adelmann wines, where all the grapes are sourced from own vineyards, there are also entry-level Weinkellerei Graf Adelmann wines, where the grapes are bought from other producers. The labels of these two lines of production are distinctively different. 

Brandies and Sekt is also produced. The winery is a member of VDP as well as founding member of the two groups H.A.D.E.S. and Deutsches Barrique-Forum.

Weingut Graf Adelmann/ VDP

It would be hard to imagine a more stylish setting for a winegrowing estate: a medieval castle, powerful and angular, the seat of its county, surrounded by huge ancient trees in a wide-ranging park — and there on the horizon, the vineyards. Although the Adelmanns first acquired the property in 1914, the Schaubecker estate's winemaking history stretches back almost a thousand years. Felix Graf Adelmann represents the fifth generation of his line to oversee the tradition-rich estate. Like his father before him, he values traditional dry, barrel-aged red wines, while maintaining an open mind for modern innovations. His white wines, by contrast, embrace elegance and a fine structure. Weingut Graf Adelmann has long been counted among the region's bastions of quality.

Owner Felix Graf Adelmann
Winemaker Ruben Röder
Outside Manager Sabine Roth
VDP member since 1973
Hectares of vineyards 21
Bottle production 140 000
Grape varieties 16% Riesling, 18% Lemberger, 8% Trollinger sowie u.a. Grau-, Spät- & Weissburgunder, Samtrot & Clevner

Pictures: Vineyard Tour at Weingut Graf Adelmann, Burg Schaubeck, in Kleinbottwar, Württemberg, with Felix Count Adelmann

Barrique Aging and Cuvées at Weingut Graf Adelmann

Weingut Graf Adelmann is a pioneer in Germany when it comes to using barrique barrels and blending wines.

Already in 1981, Micheal Count Adelmann, the father of Felix Count Adelmann, started to age his wines in barrique barrels, at a time when the wood tone was still considered a gross error in Germany.

In 1989, Micheal Count Adelmann created his first cuvée, at a time when only single-variety wines were considered premium wines in Germany.

With like-minded colleagues, Michael Count Adelmann, founded in 1986 H.A.D.E.S. and in 1990 the Deutsche Barriqueforum.

H.A.D.E.S. grew out of the „study group new oak barrel“. It comprises the wineries Fürst zu Hohenlohe, Öhringen, Graf Adelmann, Kleinbottwar, Drautz-Able, Heilbronn, Jürgen Ellwanger, interbach and the „Sonnenhof“ of the Fischer family. The name H.A.D.E.S. was put together out of the first letters of the name of the 5 members.

H.A.D.E.S. was a leader in introducing barrique aging to Swabia – and more generally – Germany. Initially, H.A.D.E.S. wines were rejected as “untypical” or “woody” and had to be sold as table wines. This has changed completely over the past 30 years. Using new wood has become a common tool in winemaking in Germany.

Pictures: Cellar Tour at Weingut Graf Adelmann, Burg Schaubeck, in Kleinbottwar, Württemberg, with Felix Count Adelmann

Brüsselle and Adelmann

​In 1853, General Major Baron Felix von Brüsselle from Austria inherited Burg Schaubeck castle with its agricultural and vineyard holdings.

Since then the entry-level wines were sold for a long period under the designation "Brüsseler", a slight modification of the family name that fits in with the local Swabian dialect. The noble-sweet wines were sold and still are being sold as "Brüsseler Spitze" (the highest quality Brüsseler) with a wonderful traditional label that uses a background of antique lace (another meaning of the German word Spitze).

Felix de Bruesselle really took to his new task and soon his wines were winning medals at international expositions everywhere. His son had little interest in continuing at Schaubeck castle and left the estate to his sister who with her husband Heinrich Graf Adelmann took over the estate in 1914 and renamed it Weingut Graf Adelmann.

Un­der the leadership of Heinrich Graf Adelmann the estate rose to the top echelon in Württemberg. Heinrich Graf Adelmann was also active outside the wine trade as a diplomat and politician. He was elected three times as a representative to Parliament.

His son Raban followed eagerly in his footsteps but died suddenly in 1935.

At the young age of 23 his nephew, also Raban, assumed control. He had studied law and history at the universities of Bonn and Cologne and at Williams College in Massachusetts. He continued the tradition of producing high quality wines and also giving of his time to public service. In 1962 he was appointed NATO representative by Foreign Minister Heinrich von Brentano. Finally in 1967 he returned to Schaubeck castle and devoted his time exclusively to producing fine wines.

In 1978, his son Michael Graf Adelmann took over the reins. Also a lawyer, who studied in Munich and Tübingen. He started to age his wines in barrique barrels, at a time when the wood tone was still considered a gross error in Germany. In 1989, Micheal Count Adelmann created his first cuvée, at a time when only single-variety wines were considered premium wines in Germany. With like-minded colleagues, Micheal Count Adelmann, founded in 1986 H.A.D.E.S. and in 1990 the Deutsche Barriqueforum.

Fifth Generation: Felix Graf Adelmann Since 2012

Felix Graf Adelmann: New challenge brings its time: not only the quality, but the balance sheet must be right. Wineries are now companies with the classic departments such as sales and marketing. Of course, the family thing remains - and in order to prepare for the many tasks, Felix Graf Adelmann breaks with a tradition: he did not studied law, but business administration in London and Madrid, and then gained experience as a business consultant. He trained for the work in the cellar and vineyard at renowned wineries in Germany and abroad. The current generation continues to hold fast to the family tradition: the wine enthusiast tirelessly upholds the banner of quality according to the motto "traditional - but never conventional", just typical of Adelmann.

Dinner in the Garden of Burg Schaubeck

Following the vineyard and cellar tour, we headed back to Burg Schaubeck for an amazing wine-tasting dinner in the park of Burg Schaubeck, with Felix Count Adelmann and his mother Christine Countess Adelmann. The dinner will be covered in a separate posting.

Pictures: Dinner in the Garden of Burg Schaubeck

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Impressive Vineyard Tour and Tasting at Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in Deidesheim, Pfalz, with Richard Grosche - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Pictures: Extensive Vineyard Tour and Tasting at Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in Deidesheim, Pfalz, with Richard Grosche - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy wrote to a friend after a visit to Reichsrat von Buhl: "But if you haven’t been to the Buhl estate, you don’t know what Forster Riesling is".

German chancellor Otto von Bismarck himself was a great lover of Buhl wines (his famous quote "Dieses Ungeheuer schmeckt mir ungeheuer" this Ungeheuer tastes monstrously good, (Ungeheuer = monster) helped make the Forster Ungeheuer site world-famous).

Pictures: Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in Deidesheim, Pfalz

Reichsrat von Buhl has been a family-owned winery for more than 150 years, and has belonged to the circle of the most prestigious wineries in Germany for just as long. Since it was founded in 1849, Reichsrat von Buhl has made its wines in a terroir-dominated, timeless style that has never been oriented to fashion, but always to the grapes’ origins in the best soils of Deidesheimer and Forster. Reichsrat von Buhl is certified organic, and is an active ambassador of both natural, sustainable viticulture and of the best German wines. Since 2013, it has been led by a new team including managing director Richard Grosche and technical director Mathieu Kauffmann. Long term viticultural manager Werner Sebastian remains responsible for the vineyards.

For the most part of the visit, we toured the world-renowed vineyards of Deidesheim and Forst. Following the vineyard tour, we sat down for a tasting of Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl wines.

General Manager Richard Grosche was our host.

Pictures: With Richard Grosche at Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl

History

Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl It was founded in 1849 by Franz Peter Buhl (1809-1862). He added the vineyards inherited by his wife, a member of the Jordan dynasty.

When Andreas Jordan, who had immigrated to the Pfalz from the Savoy region, died in 1848, his bequest was split three ways giving rise to Deidesheim’s three biggest wineries, which thenceforth developed independently of each other and still exist today. Today, they bear the names Geheimer Rat Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan, Reichsrat von Buhl and von Winningen (Dr. Deinhard). They are now all owned by wife of the late Achim Niederberger (who died recently).

Within few years, von Buhl was recognized for its uncompromising quality. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy wrote to a friend after a visit to Reichsrat von Buhl: "But if you haven’t been to the Buhl estate, you don’t know what Forster Riesling is".

But it wasn't just on a national scale that von Buhl became famous. Von Buhl wines become some of the most expensive wines in the world and at the official opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, it was VON Buhl Riesling wine in the glasses raised for the toast.

German chancellor Otto von Bismarck himself was a great lover of Buhl wines (his famous quote "Dieses Ungeheuer schmeckt mir ungeheuer" this Ungeheuer tastes monstrously good, (Ungeheuer = monster) helped make the Forster Ungeheuer site world-famous). Reichsrat von Buhl has always owned the best plot in the 29 hectar grand cru vineyard Ungeheuer.

The first "Reichsrat" (member in the house of Lords in the kingdom of Bavaria) was Armand von Buhl who was given the honorable title for his achievements in the German social legislation 1883-89. Armand married Juliane Schellhorn-Wallbillich, daughter of a very wealthy family in Forst, and had a son named Franz Eberhard Buhl (1867-1921). It was Franz Eberhard who united the wineries Reichsrat von Buhl and Schellhorn-Wallbillich to one of the biggest privately owned wineries in Germany in 1909. At that time, the total property expanded over 200 hectares of vineyards and forests. Franz Eberhard also changed the name of the winery from von Buhl to Reichsrat von Buhl by including his title.

Apart from his achievements at Reichsrat von Buhl, Franz Eberhard was founder and president of the German association of viticulture. After his early death in 1921, his wife Frieda Piper von Buhl ran the estate. She managed not only to maintain but actually increase the high quality that the estate was known for. When she passed away childless in 1952, the winery was inhereted to a political friend of Franz Eberhard, Georg Enoch Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg.

Over the years, the estate was continuously scaled down due to economic difficulties in its operation, until the entire property was left with only around 52 hectares of land under vine, albeit including the best vineyard sites in Deidesheim and Forst, such as Forster Kirchenstück, Pechstein, Jesuitengarten, Freundstück and the Deidesheim sites Leinhöhle, Herrgottsacker, Kiesleberg and Paradiesgarten.

From 1989 to 2013 the winery was leased to Japanese business man Toyohiro Tokuoka. In 2005 the winery was sold by the von Guttenberg family to local business man Achim Niederberger (1957-2013)  who knew back then, that he would have to wait eight years before his team could run the estate.

Beginning with vintage 2013, the new team around managing director Richard Grosche and technical director Mathieu Kauffmann is responsible for the estate. 

Pictures: Touring the Famous Vineyards of Deidesheim, Ruppertsberg and Forst with Richard Grosche, Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in Deidesheim, Pfalz - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

The Famous Vineyards of Forst, Ruppertsberg and Deidesheim

The 62 ha estate is planter 88% to Riesling, 8% Pinot Noir and 4% to Scheurebe, Rieslaner and Sauvignon Blanc. It also produces superb sparkling wines especially the single vineyard Pechstein.

In the villages of Forst, Ruppertsberg and Deidesheim, the estate has significant ownership in the following Grosse Lage (Grand Cru) and Erste Lage (Premier Cru) vineyards:

Pictures: The Famous Vineyards of Forst, Ruppertsberg and Deidesheim

KIRCHENSTÜCK, Forst | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® – Von Buhl has about a quarter of holdings in Kirchenstück Forst ("Church lot"), which is one of the smallest vineyards at 3.7 ha and rated as one of the most highly acclaimed vineyard site in the Pfalz with its heady mix of basalt, sandstone, limestone and clay soils.

JESUITENGARTEN, Forst | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® – 7 hectares. A stone’s throw away from the famed Kirchenstück and next to the Pechstein, a composite make-up of these two neighboring vineyards; at one time it belonged to the Jesuit monastery in Neustadt – therefore the name.

Pictures: The Famous Vinyards of Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl

PECHSTEIN, Forst | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®  – Pechstein Forst ("Bad luck stone") has 15 southeast-facing hectares rich in black basalt and almost a third of it is owned by von Buhl.

UNGEHEUER, Forst | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® – 29 hectares, weathered sandstone with thicker layers of clay and sandstone mixed with lime and basalt rock

FREUNDSTÜCK, Forst | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

REITERPFAD-IN DER HOHL, Ruppertsberg | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® – Ruppertsberg: Layers of calciferous sediments conditions the configuration of the vineyard which is surrounded by walls of red sandstone. There are additional sandstone based vineyards along with the Kieselberg, Hergottsacker, Leinhöhle and Mäushöhle that also produce loose knit more delicate Rieslings.

REITERPFAD-HOFSTÜCK, Ruppertsberg | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

KALKOFEN, Deidesheim | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

KIESELBERG, Deidesheim | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

Pictures: The Famous Vineyards of Forst

Musenhang, Forst | VDP.ERSTE LAGE®

Kieselberg-Kehr, Deidesheim | VDP.ERSTE LAGE®

Mäushöhle, Deidesheim | VDP.ERSTE LAGE®

Paradiesgarten, Deidesheim | VDP.ERSTE LAGE® – residual soils of red clay and yellow sandstone are good aquifers for its more delicate, lively Rieslings.

Leinhöhle, Deidesheim | VDP.ERSTE LAGE®

Herrgottsacker, Deidesheim | VDP.ERSTE LAGE®

Reiterpfad, Ruppertsberg | VDP.ERSTE LAGE® - Reiterpfad Ruppertsberg ("Rider's path") is the largest in the group of top vineyards at 87 ha of terraces lying to the west of Ruppertsberg, which runs into Deidesheim to the north.

Pictures: Tasting at Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in Deidesheim, Pfalz, with Richard Grosche - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

The Wines we Tasted


Weinmanufaktur Reichsrat von Buhl

The name Reichsrat von Buhl always stands for uncompromising quality. For our negociants range, we buy grapes from fellow winemakers and process them as if they were our own. Ultimately, the name Reichsrat von Buhl stands for uncompromising top quality, across all of our wines.

Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl

For wines bottled under the winery’s name, we use only the best grapes from our own organically farmed vineyards. With the exception of the two noble sweet wines, all the white wines we offer are Rieslings, while our rosé and red wines are made exclusively from Pinot Noir; in other words, we use the two great, classic grape varieties of the Mittelhaardt. Since 2013, we have implemented the new VDP quality pyramid: VDP.Gutsweine, VDP.Ortsweine, VDP.Erste Lage und VDP.Große Lage. The quality ranking is indicated by the colour of the capsule, and by the carton.

2015 Weinmanufaktur Reichsrat von Buhl Riesling Brut Sekt

Recently the tradition of making Sekt at the winery has seen a renaissance. Matthieu Kauffmann, enologist at the Champagne House Bollinger was hired to make Germany’s best Riesling Sekt. The first vintage, the 2013 Reichrat von Buhl Sekt, Brut was hyped as the best Sekt ever made in Germany and as close to a grand Champagne as it could get.


2016 Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl Deidesheimer Riesling Trocken. At the Ortswein level but 100% from Deidesheimer Hergottsacker and Deidesheimer Maushöhle, both Erste Lage vineyards

2016 Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl KIESELBERG Riesling Trocken GG Grosse Lage

2016 Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl Suez Riesling Trocken. Suez is always a GG Cuvée from Grosse Lage vineyards.

2016 Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl Deidesheimer Herrgottsacker Riesling trocken Erste Lage

2016 Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl FREUNDSTÜCK Riesling Trocken GG Grosse Lage

2015 Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl Suez Rosé Spätburgunder Trocken. Suez is always a GG Cuvée from Grosse Lage vineyards.


Bye-bye

Thanks Richard for this most impressive vineyard tour.

Pictures: Bye-bye

Lunch at Weinhaus Henninger in Kallstadt, Pfalz

Following the visit of Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl, we had a late lunch at the lovely Weinhaus Henninger, just on the other side of the street of Weingut Köhler-Ruprecht. See: Tour and Tasting at Weingut Koehler Ruprecht in Kallstadt, Pfalz, with Franzi Schmitt – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Pictures: Lunch at Weinhaus Henninger

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Promenade au Fleckenstein: Dinner at L'Auberge du Cheval Blanc (2 Stars Michelin) in Lembach, Alsace, with Chef Pascal Bastian - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Wine Tasting at Weingut Friedrich Becker – Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Vineyard Tour and Massive Tasting at Weingut Siener in Birkweiler, Pfalz, with Owner/ Winemaker Peter Siener

Schiller's Favorite (Wine-) Restaurants in Deidesheim in the Pfalz, Germany

Impromptu Tasting at Weinbar & Vinothek Weingut Dr. Bürklin-Wolf in Deidsheim, with Managing Director Steffen Brahner - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Extensive Vineyard Tour and Tasting at Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in Deidesheim, Pfalz, with Richard Grosche

Winemaker Dinner at Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in Deidesheim, Pfalz, Germany

Tasting and Cellar Tour at Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier/ Kühling-Gillot in Hohen-Sülzen, Rheinhessen, with Carolin Spanier

The Wine Maker Couple H.O. Spanier and Carolin Spanier-Gillot, with Roland Gillot, Lead Wine Tasting of Kuehling-Gillot and Battenfeld-Spanier Wines at Weingut Kuehling-Gillot, Germany

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Wagner-Stempel in Siefersheim, Rheinhessen, with Winemaker Oliver Müller and Owner Cathrin Wagner - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Cellar Tour and Lunch at Weingut Schloss Westerhaus in Ingelheim, Rheinhessen, with the Owners Countess and Count von Schönburg-Glauchau and Technical Director Toni Frank - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Tasting at Weingut Knewitz in Appenheim, Rheinhessen - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Taverns in Mainz, Germany