O.W Loeb & Company Ltd - Karthauserhof
Germany
Producers

Weingut Karthäuserhof (Christoph Tyrell), Eitelsbach, Ruwer

Background This large estate is based around an ancient Carthusian monastery and has been in Christoph Tyrell's family since the Napoleonic era - when the Catholic church's land was confiscated and auctioned off. It is one of the few monopole estates, belonging entirely to the Tyrrell family. Christoph took over the estate in 1986. The vineyard, sloping at 45 degrees (pictured behind Christoph to the right) sits on the right bank of the Ruwer near its confluence with the Mosel river.

Size: 19ha

Soil type: Well weathered Devonian slate- including some rose-red clay slate
Annual: 16,000 cases

Viticultural and vinification methods No pesticides are used on the vines - Christoph prefers the use of pheromones to deter the insects. The grapes are hand harvested and fermentation takes place in stainless steel. Due to the size and vagaries of the vineyard several different cuvées are made, reflecting different pickings.

Wines

Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhof Riesling Kabinett, Spätlese, various Auslese, Goldkapsel, Beerenauslese and Eiswein

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Weingut Karthäuserhof (Christophe Tyrell), Eitelsbach, Ruwer