What Christoph & Alexander say about the new vintage:
The 2019 vintage was harvested relatively late in September to October, when the weather was rather cool. This resulted in wines that again correspond to a classic German vintage, with fresh acidity and finely woven. The harvest was not that easy, because of the cool and humid days, rotting progressed quickly, but the ripening of the grapes was slow. Overall, we had to sort through the vines and cut a corresponding amount of material on the ground. In some cases this was only possible with large losses, but in the end we were able to harvest everything ripe in terms of quantity and we are proud to now bottle the resulting wines.
From 2019 there will be two new wines from Staufen, both from the "Am Kreuz" location. A Pinot Blanc and a red one, which, in addition to mainly Pinot Noir, also contains some Pinot Gris.
We also bottled two white wines from 2018 that were still in wooden barrels until now. The Riesling 2018 and Bellen Weissburgunder 2018 have not finished their fermentation for a long time, so we decided to leave them in the wooden barrel for a longer time. They are more for the Jura / French. Natural wine drinker intended, longer aging without sulfur in the barrel, a little more funk than our other wines, but we are surprised what you can do with our wines with a 30-month barrel aging.