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World famous Riesling wines from the river Saar
Von Othegraven and Günther Jauch
Günther Jauch has been the owner of the von Othegraven winery since 2010. Günther Jauch is the grandson of Elsa von Othegraven and it was important to him to continue the tradition of the winery. So he brought the well-known oenologist Andreas Barth on board. Andreas Barth is well known and his quality-oriented approach coincides with the ideas of the "new" owner. Thus, in 2011 and 2012, the old style of the winery returned and seamlessly continues the success of old times.Read More
Superb Riesling wines from premium vineyards
Top Riesling from the Saar
The Saar is known for its exceptional wines or Rieslings. Perhaps in no other region you get such light wines with so much flavor. Yet the Saar is a relatively small growing region. Just 700 hectares are under vines (mainly Riesling). In contrast to the Moselle, the Saar is still somewhat cooler and the well-known sites are well protected. The longer ripening period and the protected sites are able to produce extraordinary white wines from the Saar.
Finest Riesling wines from the Saar
The vineyards of the von Othegraven estate are located on renowned sites in the Saarland. The great VDP terroirs are the extremely steep Kanzemer Altenberg or the Ockfener Bockstein. The Wawerner Herrenberg and the Wiltinger Kupp are other top sites. But the highlight is undoubtedly the Kanzemer Altenberg, which is one of the steepest and, at 250 meters, the longest vineyards in the world. The ideal relationship between the orientation, the schist soil and the microclimate makes this mountain so special. Each vine is worked by hand.
All vineyards are exclusively planted with Saar Riesling. The vines enjoy a particularly long ripening period on the Saar and the harvest in Kanzem usually continues well into November.
The vineyards in the von Othegraven winery
Günther Jauch's Riesling grows here on a high percentage of stone and is a mono-site, meaning it is owned solely by the winery on the Saar. The rock sizes here are very different, resulting in a loose soil constellation. In the lower layers there is a relatively high proportion of clay, which benefits the water balance of the vineyard. The Wawerner Herrenberg is oriented south-southeast and is up to 70 percent steep.
The Altenberg is located in the Kanzem district directly on the Saar River. Slate and weathered Rotliegendes lie in the up to 70 percent steep vineyard. Most of the Riesling vines here are still true to their roots. That is why Günther Jauch makes a Riesling "Alte Reben" (old vines) from here in addition to the Großes Gewächs. The wines in the Altenberg are always somewhat closed in the first few years. They need time to develop. But then the Riesling from the Saar rewards the virtue of patience. Delicately fruity, profound, nestled in a fine dress of acidity, the wines are a lot of fun in their dry as well as in their residually sweet versions.
The vineyard opens like an amphitheater and is covered with the typical silver-gray slate of the Saar. The Riesling of the Bockstein is typical of the Saar with the unmistakable fruit and the fine spicy, subtle character. With a maximum slope of 60%, the Bockstein is not quite as steep as, for example, the Altenberg or the Herrenberg. But here, too, working the vineyard is quite strenuous for the employees of Weingut von Othegraven. In total, the Bockstein is over 60 hectares in size. Günther Jauch owns one of the best plots in the vineyard here.
- Selection (Auslese)
- Late harvest (Spätlese)
- Grand Cru (Grosses Gewächs)
- Sparkling wine
100%v Riesling - 100% natural
Riesling, a passion
The Von Othegraven estate is synonymous with 100% Riesling, most of which is vinified dry. Wild yeasts are used during the maturing process, the wine can ferment for up to 250 days to let nature take its course - the result is a very complex wine with a lot of structure.
The winery has been a member of the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP) since 1910, i.e. since the very beginning. The idea of natural wine still plays a major role in the winery, because the wines are fermented spontaneously exclusively with their own yeasts.
Von Othegraven and the team behind
Günther Jauch has been the owner of the von Othegraven winery since 2010. Günther Jauch is the grandson of Elsa von Othegraven and it was important to him to continue the tradition of the estate. Therefore, he called on the renowned oenologist Andreas Barth. In addition to his own Lubentiushof winery, Andreas Barth is also responsible for the von Othegraven cellar. Andreas Barth is well known and his quality-oriented working method coincides with the ideas of the "new" owner. Thus, in 2011 and 2012, the old style of the estate returned and seamlessly revived the success of yesteryear.