Baden - Markgräflerland
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Hanspeter & Edeltraud Ziereisen
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Hanspeter Ziereisen is a carpenter by profession. But at the beginning of the nineties he was seized by the wine virus, which was a passion for good wine, and he transformed the parental farm estate, into a winegrowing business. The winery Ziereisen today has about ???hectares of vineyards on which Gutedel, white and Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer Pinot Noir and Syrah are cultivated. The wines of Edeltraut and Hanspeter Ziereisen not only taste different than all others in the Markgräfler Land, they are different! The soils are extremely calcareous. Hanspeter Ziereisen's wines owe their visionary notion of quality, which is unparalleled in the German-speaking context, to the fact that they smell and taste full of character and quite contradictory. He dares to risk fermenting with natural ambient yeasts instead of the usual, safe 'pure culture yeasts and lets his wines mature unusually long on the yeast in the wooden barrel. With curiosity and great openness, Hanspeter Ziereisen devotes himself to the search for the true tradition in viticulture. Thus, over the years, he made his impressively independent white and red wines the avant-garde of spontaneously fermented, gently slowly matured wines in Germany. Hanspeter Ziereisen's Gutedel is one of the best on the market in bottle-aged, but unrecognized old grape varieties in this country. His white wines disarmingly honest and his very own structured Pinot Noir brimming impressively with the original character and show character strongly the signature of their winemaker.
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