GERMANY (Bernkastel) - During the annual general meeting of the Riesling vineyards in the Bernkasteler Ring, the vineyard Carl Loewen from Leiwen (Mosel) has been admitted as a new member.
About 12 hectares of vineyards in Leiwen, Detzem and Thörnichare are cultivated by Carl Loewen. Loewen extended its domains in absorbing the vineyard Carl Schmitt-Wagner from Longuich. Now, it also owns about 2 hectares in the top location Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg. Here, where the land is still originally parcelled, Riesling was planted for the very first time in 1896.
Schmitt-Wagner, who wanted to hand in his vineyard due to reasons of age, has found a dignified successor in Karl Josef Loewen. As Loewen noted, the brand Carl Schmitt-Wagner would be preserved in any case. He added that he planned to vinify a late harvest wine and a residual sweet Auslese under this label. (red.yoopress)