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The Neipperg family owns 32 hectars located in the wineregion Württemberg, which are divided in three monopole sites: Neippberger Schlossberg, Schwaigerner Ruthe and Klingenberger Schlossberg.
Vintage 2015 was characterized by a long period of drought in the summer coupled with an extreme heat wave. The result was a smaller berry size. Although this meant lower quantity, the quality was superb, as the smaller berries were very concentrated and healthy, with a high Oechsle level. A dry autumn with cool mornings made for ideal harvest conditions. 2015 belongs, undoubtedly, among the top vintages at our estate (along with 2011, 2009, and 2003) and maybe even better.
Sourced from vineyards neighbouring their top sites, a typical Lemberger that reflects the unique terroir of the region. Keuper soil, southern slope exposure
Selective hand-harvesting, careful transportation and treatment, 14 days fermentation on skins. Ageing in big wooden barrels