collective z is dedicated to the production of spirited and vivid wine.
Marie (Weinberg & Reben, Keller),
Christoph (Weinberg & Reben, Keller),
Helmut (Weinberg & Reben),
Onkel PIP (Reben),
Ross the Englishmen (Reben),
Elisabeth (Pferde & Mist).
Our vineyard is situated in Leistadt, a village close to Bad Dürkheim, perched high on the hillside, on the edge of the Palatine Forest. The soil is limestone rich and piles of chalk rock characterize the landscape. These rocks have been collected in the vineyards by hand over the past century.
There has never been a land consolidation in Leistadt, thus leaving a high numer of small and old vineyards, which most winemakers would regard as being un- profitable. So our vine grapes all come from old vines aged 25-60 years with therefore reduced crop.
All our grapes are being selectively harvested by hand and then spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts. Afterwards they mature in wood and are filled into bottles without fining and filtration. Mash fermen- tation, mash standing time and a long yeast storage give our vine the stability it needs.