Weingut Carl Ehrhard is an historic family estate and winery situated on Germany’s Rhein River in the town of Rüdesheim. It was founded in 1815 and Carl took over from his father in 1998. Carl strives to make wines endowed with personality that express the unique character of his vineyards. In Carl’s words, he achieves this by “following the nature” and “returning to the roots.” Specifically, this means all the grapes are grown 100% organically and biodynamically. Fermentation occurs spontaneously from indigenous yeasts, and it is slow. Fermentation and aging only take place in 1200L or 600L neutral oak barrels. The finished wines are not filtered or fined. Some of Carl’s Rieslings are produced using a traditional wooden basket press, skin contact, and natural stabilization (no added sulfur). But these specifics are simply an extension of responding to what nature already provides on its own, and Carl believes that is enough to make outstanding wines. He needs only to listen to nature, and then do the hard work of reflecting it in his wines.
- Frau Ehrhard “Natürlich“ Riesling Trocken
- Rüdesheim Blanc de Noirs Spätburgunder Trocken
- Rüdesheim Pinot Sekt Brut
- ‘Old School’ Feinherb Riesling Kabinett
- Berg Rosenet Riesling Kabinett
- Rüdesheim Riesling Trocken
- Berg Roseneck Spätburgunder Trocken