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GRAPE HARVEST 2015
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July - August 2014
by Rudolf Knoll
WORLD ON SUNDAY
April 06, 2014
by Martin Klimek
March 13, 2014
by Lars Carlberg
PREMIERE IM EICHELMANN 2016
We were accepted by Eichelmann with two stars.
"A good debut, a clear handwriting, a consistent style: that's how it pleases
us that. "
We are sure to win more stars with the big vintage 2015!
WINE & SPIRITS
Wineries to watch
In the December, 2015, Special Issue of Wine & Spirits magazine, Richard Böcking was chosen Number 3 of 12 global "Wineries to Watch" .
In the December edition of Wine & Spirits, our winery was selected as one of 12 wineries to be watched worldwide in the coming year.
GRAPE HARVEST 2015 - A GREAT VINTAGE!
This year the grape harvest was really a pleasure. The year 2015 not only pleased us with good yields, but also with excellent qualities. From fruity quality wine to selection with beautiful noble rot, we were able to harvest everything on our almost 7 hectares.
Compared to the last 2 years, the faces of the winemakers were rather happy.
The summer was very dry and everyone was waiting for a relaxation of the water supply, which, thank God, came in the end.
Nevertheless, some young plants went down on their knees. These also had to be poured. Where the vines were older and had a more developed root system, the situation was more relaxed.
The must have been ideal. The acid values were relatively high, especially during the reading, since the botrytis produced concentration. At the later point in time of the harvest one could observe how the acid values steadily decreased.
The harvest had started with sunshine and cool temperatures, later it was rather cloudy.
The cool temperatures and the good health of the grapes have created the perfect conditions for long maceration.
Working with our new pneumatic press was just fun and the must qualities really convinced.
Now all the barrels are bubbling nicely. The fermentation checks are carried out and when trying the fermenting wines it can already be seen that this will be an interesting and great vintage.
We are therefore looking forward to 2016 with great anticipation when the fourth year of the new Riesling era of our oenologist Simon Trös arrives on your wine shelf.
In the "Weinland Deutschland" special in the edition of October 11, 2015, "Rassige Rieslings from the Mosel" were tasted.
The "Old Vines Trarbacher Ungsberg" from our second year got an excellent rating in the area with 11 top wineries of the Moselle.
90 points were given to the Riesling from root-correct old vines from the steep Ungsberg site!
Slow Food Germany's project to preserve the biodiversity and cultural heritage of Moselle Valley vineyards…
… Slow Food Germany believes that these steep vineyards - Steillagen in German - can and should be recultivated. For more than a decade it has run the 'Vineyard Patrons' project. Patrons 'adopt' a small lot of the vineyard and pay a yearly contribution, enabling wineries to once again produce high-quality Riesling, and thereby protect the biodiversity and cultural heritage of this unique ecosystem.
Currently, there are two vineyards involved in the project, both of them in the old town of Traben-Trarbach - once a thriving hub for wine commerce. They are cared for by Slow Food's partner wineries Böcking and Müllen .
THREE QUESTIONS TO ... Leweke von Marschall, career changer in viticulture
Leweke von Marschall worked in an advertising agency in Lüneburg until 2012. Now she is the head of the traditional Richard Böcking winery on the Moselle and lives in the 6000-person village of Traben-Trarbach. From art director to property manager - how did that come about?
There is something like "Gauls" on the Moselle, namely those vintners who resist the modern cultivation of grafted vines and plant corridors with root-proof vines - like in the time before phylloxera.
Authentic winegrowers. Our old vines Trarbacher Ungsberg were selected with eight other authentic wines from the Moselle and its makers, which are worth discovering.
LAND NEEDS NEW RIESLING
No other type of wine determines German wine culture as much as Riesling. Riesling was also the focus of "Prowein", the largest German wine fair.
The good thing about Prowein is that when you stroll through the aisles you meet winemakers who would otherwise never run into you, even if you read the most otherworldly wine bloggers, those who also dig into the last niche and salvage tips from there firing into the World Wide Web.
The Richard Böcking winery in Traben-Trarbach on the Middle Mosel is just such a company. And I have to admit to my shame that I did not even know this striking exceptional company, which can also look back on a long history including an overnight stay by Privy Councilor Goethe. What a gap!
RICHARD BÖCKING BURGBERG OLD VINE 2012
Last Sunday, I visited Leweke von Marschall, the descendant of the once famousRichard Böcking estate in Traben-Trarbach. She took me to the first-rate vineyards of Trarbacher Ungsberg and Hühnerberg in the beautiful side valley of Kautenbach. For those familiar with these top sites, should know about the wines from Olaf Schneider's Weingut O. and Martin Müllen, too.
Later on, Frau von Marschall and I tasted the 2012s with her cellarmaster and vineyard manager, Simon Trös, at the estate. This is an impressive debut vintage and an estate to keep an eye on. Simon vinifies the wines in a cellar located downriver in the village of Burg.
One of my favorites of the tasting was the 2012 Trarbacher Burgberg Riesling from Alte Reben, or "old vines."