Already 2000 years ago, the Romans knew where to put their vines.
Namely where kiwis, almonds, chestnuts, and figs thrive and the mildest climate of Germany prevails. Where the annual average temperatures are between 9.1 C and 10.1 C. The Palatinate wine-growing region is one of the climatically favored areas of Central Europe.
23,000 hectares of Palatinate vineyards have a good laugh at 1800 hours of sunshine a year.
The ideal combination of climate, soil and grape varieties characterizes the region's peculiarity.
The wine-growing area extends in the north near Worms to the French border with silence in the south.
In the southern part of Weinstrasse is the old winery village Ilbesheim. The gentle wide hill chains covered with vines, are comparable to the beautiful Tuscany.
The soil is very diverse. Light sandy soils over water-bearing loam soils up to heavy calcareous marl, offer optimal conditions for varied wines.
The Kranz family has been cultivating wine here for many generations.
Boris Kranz has been responsible for the expansion of wines since 1990 as a wine cellar. He runs the farm together with his wife Kerstin.
It is all a matter of opinion says Boris Kranz: A wine of the crystal clear fruit and soil taste. An original authentic wine, away from any taste globalization ... This is only possible with a lot of precision, craftsmanship and love for wine and detail ...
My favorite discovery:
2015 Kranz 1.6 dry White Burgundy meets Chardonnay
Fresh and expressive, elegant scent of pears, complex and creamy on the palate, harmonious acid-sweetness and long finish. A charming powerful assemblage.
The fine acidity and fruity fit perfectly to fish dishes such as
Loup de mer with potato crust / leaf spinach / carrot puree / saffron foam
Yours, Tanja Steinbrecher-Levoux
Direct purchase source:
Mörsheimer Strasse 2
76831 Ilbesheim / Pfalz
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