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History

The historic Karthäuserhof estate is located just before the confluence of the Ruwer and Mosel rivers, nestled along a side valley adjacent to the small village of Eitelsbach. Recent findings indicate that the spot was a settlement practicing viticulture as early as Roman times. Named Karthäuserhof, or “Farm of the Carthusians,” it was founded officially as a Carthusian monastery in the 11th century. In 1811, Napoleon secularized the region and the property was auctioned off in Paris. It was bought by Valentin Leonardy and, miraculously, through the trials and tribulations of over 200 years, has remained in the same family.

 

The Tyrells inherited Karthäuserhof in the mid-20th century with their eldest son, Christoph, running all operations in the vineyard and cellar until 2012. 2015 marked the beginning of a new period in the estate’s history, as Ludwig Breiling, the legendary winemaker behind the successful 1990s and outstanding vintages of 2000 – 2009, returned from his absence to oversee all work in the winery and vineyards. To complete his dream team, he called upon Sascha Dannhäuser to take on the role of head winemaker. In addition to working alongside Ludwig for over 20 years, Dannhäuser was a key asset to Christian Vogt during his tenure at the estate. 

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Vineyards

The single-vineyard estate makes wines exclusively from the Karthäuserhofberg vineyard. They use no pesticides, instead preferring pheromones, which prevent insect pests from reproducing. The 19 hectares of vineyards are planted almost entirely to Riesling on original rootstock. While the estate produces the classic Prädikat wines, they have long been ahead of the curve and renowned for their dry Rieslings, an area of increasing popularity among Riesling lovers.

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 Christer Byklum , Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Weingut Karthäuserhof . In a tasting of  52 wines 

2012 Balthasar Ress Nussbrunnen Riesling GG: Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and quite easy nose, light on it's feet. Elegant. Fresh acidity, nuanced and again light on it's feet but more intense than it sugests. Lovely balance, nuanced and really elegant, lovely, some would say light, long. 93+

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 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Weingut Karthäuserhof . In a tasting of  25 wines 

Weingut Grans-Fassian Apotheke Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2017 / Bright yellow colour with green hue. Aromatic nose with ripe peaches and apricots, citrus fruit and hints of grapefruit peel. On the palate quite elegant spiciness, aromatic herbs, ripe apricots and hints of citrus fruit, juicy and balanced character with good length.  


93 points

2y 3m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Weingut Karthäuserhof . In a tasting of  76 wines 

VDP Grosses Gewächs 2016 - vintage tasting was hold on August 21 and 22 at Wiesbaden.

3y 6m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Weingut Karthäuserhof . In a tasting of  42 wines 

On November 8, 2016 an exiting blind tasting was hold to select some of the finest classified wines produced by vintners of the VDP in Germany. It was a wonderful experience showing a huge number of top rated wines. In the categories of Pinot Blanc (Weißburgunder), Pinog Gris (Grauburgunder) and Silvaner, one wine was heading each category. For Riesling, the VDP and myself agreed to decide the best wine of each categaorie of wine areas by drawing lots of all wines with at least 93 points or more. The result of this selection will be available for tasting in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge of Muinch during 2017.

3y 11m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Weingut Karthäuserhof . In a tasting of  135 wines 

As every year on the last Monday and Tuesday of August, the VDP showed a huge array of over 500 wines from the german Grand Cru vineyards, designated as Grosses Gewächs, in a preview tasting for professionals and the press. The tasting was hold on August 29 and 30, 2016.


As the sheer quantity of wines available was too much for a short tasting session, I focussed on the grape variety Riesling and on the rather classic areas such as Mosel, Saar, Ruwer, Pfalz, Rheingau, Nahe and Mittelrhein. From these wine regions I have tasted all Rieslings available. In addition I also tasted a small selection of Riesling from Rheinhessen. The tasting showed a very high and rather homogenous quality level due to good conditions in 2015 but also applied experience and knowledge of the vintners. A very successful tasting with highly recommendable wines.

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