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A. Christmann Idig GG Riesling 2021

A. Christmann Idig GG Riesling 2021

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The Idig is one of the most excellent locations in the Palatinate. Through our monopoly-like possession, it represents the core of our property. The wines produced here are among the styledefining wines of the category Großes Gewächs and are celebrated worldwide year after year. As a court chamber estate of the Palatine electors, our then stately vineyard was first mentioned in a document in the 14th century. The monopoly-like size of 4 hectares in a prime location, an absolute speciality, is due to the more than 400 years of ownership of the Counts Palatine. The vineyard drops steeply to the south-southeast by Palatinate standards. Through the Klausental, however, a gentle wind constantly flows down from the Stabenberg, which always keeps the grapes healthy for a long time with its drying effect. The Idig rests on a mighty limestone rock massif, which was formed from limestone deposits after the collapse of the Upper Rhine Graben in the Tertiary. The topsoil consists of terra fusca, which was formed from lime and clay. In the topsoil you will find countless limestones, but also some basalt, which was brought into the vineyard about 150 years ago from the Forster Pechsteinkopf by the von Buhl family, the owners at that time. - Importer Note

The beautiful winery and home of the Christmann family can be found in the town of Gimmeldingen. This quaint little village is in the centre of the Mittelhaart of the Pfalz, about an hour from Frankfurt & half an hour from Strasbourg, in the Palantine, that lies on the Rhine River and connects Alsace in the north to Rheinhessen in the south.

The story of this brilliant and historic estate dates back to the 16th Century and the French Republic that once ruled the village of Gimmeldingen as well as the greater Palantine region.

In 1798 the area was transformed after the local nobility fled, and after the church were relieved of their sovereign rights. Georg Köhler, an ancient ancestor of the Christmann family, seized the opportunity to acquire some land and laid the original foundations of what would become the Christmann estate that we know and adore today.

Skip forward a few hundred years & a few generations to the present day, and the estate today is managed under the watchful eye of the superstar father-&-daughter duo that is Steffen & Sophie Christmann.

Today, the 18Ha of organic and biodynamically-run family vineyards remain located in the traditional Mittelhaardt of the Palantine, primarily located in the villages of Gimmeldingen, Königsbach and Neustadt. The Palantine soils are dominated by red sandstone, however in Gimmeldingen and Konigsbach, a slab of tertiary limestone is prevalent, thus making the area especially suited to cultivating high quality Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes.

Product Type Wine White Riesling
Volume 750ml
Country Germany
Region Pfalz
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic