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This website is devoted to a selection of fine wine estates from Germany, whose wines are available in the United States through wine importer and distributor, Slocum & Sons, located in North Haven, Connecticut. This portfolio has been created by Eric Litchfield, the company's Import Sales Director, who has spent considerable time selecting producers that define today's highest standards of wine making. Mr. Litchfield's philosophy is to allow the wine producer and nature harmonize equally, utilizing sustainable agriculture, organic and biodynamic farming to reach the purest expression of grape varietal, microclimate and terroir, yielding wines of supreme balance and elegance.
It is the objective of this website to provide comprehensive data about these fine wine estates as well as other aspects of the German wine industry, including: current news, understanding German wine labels, wine region information and vintage reports. It is our goal to make GermanWineEstates, The Site for German Wine Lovers.
The most important asset of the Dr. Pauly-
Extensive care of these vineyards, combined with intentionally low yields and selective handpicking, serve as guarantors for our extraordinary wines and their individual and unique character.
Our work flow in the wine cellar is focused on gentle treatment of the grapes and
the young wines. We use small stainless steel tanks where the grapes of each different
vineyard can be fermented separately. The fermentation is temperature-
In most vintage years we have all the varieties found on a good wine menu, ranging from a juicy, hearty table wine to a creamy, sweet dry berry selection.
The Dr. Pauly-
Hochheimer Riesling Vintage 2013
“Happy End” in Late October
Information supplied by Dr. Franz Werner Michel, owner,
Domdechant Werner’sches Weingut
After a pretty difficult year with up and downs, finally I am delighted to report from Hochheim about the wonderful Riesling vintage 2013, matching perfectly the expectations from the global market: Good, very promising in quality, but small in quantity. Since my inventory from the last vintages had been melted down, now I will do my best to supply the growing demand for fine Riesling for the domestic market and for the global export.
In the year 2013 started the vegetation after a long cold period two weeks later than normal in April. But thanks to warm days in May, at Hochheim the vines blossomed in early June, just before the next cold period. In summer, we had some weeks of extremely hot temperatures, but later again whet and cool. The harvesting started one week later than usual in the middle of October and the last grapes were collected at the beginning of November.
Thanks to very careful cultivation of the vineyards, the grapes were in healthy conditions
until the end of October, which allowed a patient, slow and selective picking. Our
strategy to take the risk and to wait for higher maturation with increasing ripening
aroma and decreasing, fruity acidity was successful. To achieve clean grape juices,
we have pre-
We focused specific care for the harvest of a small quantity of clean, aromatic and
mineral Riesling “VDP – GROSSES GEWÄCHS” in dry style from the best classified “VDP
Grosse Lagen” Hochheimer Kirchenstück and Domdechaney, which will be launched not
before September 2014. As result of systematic reduction of the quantity by pruning
short branches, cutting away the third grape, dividing the clusters and pre-
Finally, my family and I, we are most grateful that nature donated such a balanced, brilliant vintage with the wonderful, delicate acidity, typically for noble Riesling and stimulating the enjoyment.
AustrianWineEstates is a website devoted to a selection of fine wine estates from Austria, whose wines are available in the United States through wine importer and distributor, Slocum & Sons, located in North Haven, Connecticut. This portfolio has been created by Eric Litchfield, the company's Import Sales Director, who has spent considerable time selecting producers that define today's highest standards of wine making. Mr. Litchfield's philosophy is to allow the wine producer and nature to harmonize equally, utilizing sustainable agriculture, organic and biodynamic farming to reach the purest expression of grape varietal, microclimate and terroir, yielding wines of supreme balance and elegance.
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New GermanWineEstates Website Design
Just launched is the new website design for GermanWineEstates. It’s been a number of years, 4 to be precise, since GWE has had a face lift. The design is cleaner and more interactive thanks to modern technology. The website will continue to evolve with more news on each of the producers which GermanWineEstates represents as well as current information on the German wine industry as a whole.
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