German Estates — Leonard Kreusch Wines

German Estates

Mosel Wines

In addition to our own wines, we also offer estate-bottled wines – Gutsabfüllung – from the Mosel and Rheingau regions, which are grown, produced, and bottled by the respective Weingut.  These wines reflect the region in which they were cultivated and exemplify the very best in German Riesling.

These Estate wines are available in select markets and can be consolidated on DI shipments or picked up
from our N.J. warehouse.  Please contact us for further details.
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Weingut Thanisch, Lieser - Mosel More Info

Thanisch Mosel

The "Thanisch und Sohn” (and son) estate is located in Lieser, just a couple miles from Bernkastel on the Mosel.  The family began producing wine at the close of the Thirty Years War in 1648 in nearby Graach.  Today, and for the past 11 years, owner-winemaker Jörg Thanisch (the son) runs the estate.

The vineyard area totals five hectares (12 acres) and includes top sites in Brauneberg and Lieser.  The single-vineyard site, Niederberg Helden, is considered amongst the best in the entire region.  The property is planted to Riesling (75%), and Pinot varieties (Blanc and Noir).  The wines are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and are allowed to develop naturally on their lees and filtered only before bottling.

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Bottle image Spätlese (LoRes) (JPG, 109 KB) download
Bottle image Kabinett (LoRes) (JPG, 110 KB) download
Bottle image Riesling (LoRes) (JPG, 102 KB) download

Weingut Johann Haart, Piesport -Mosel More Info

Johannes Haart Kabinett

The Weingut Johann Haart was established in the 1920s after the grandfather of the current owner
and winemaker, Gerd Haart, divided his vineyard holdings amongst his seven children.

The estate covers nearly 15 acres; one-third of which is located within the single-vineyard Goldtröpfchen demarcation.  The devonian slate soil and steep south/southwest exposure provides the basis for the classic, terrior-driven wines produced here.

Gerd Haart incorporates both traditional and modern winemaking methods in the cellar by using wooden Fuder (1000l barrels), as well as temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for fermentation and aging.  The wines are fermented using both spontaneous (natural yeasts), as well as cultured yeasts, e, creating wines with the characteristic verve and fruitiness typical of the region.

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Weingut Willi Haag, Brauenberg - Mosel More Info

Willi Haag

The Haag family has been producing wine for over five hundred years.  The Willi Haag
estate was founded in the early 1960s, after Ferdinand Haag bequeathed to each of his
two sons, Fritz and Willi, an equal share of his property, hence the formation of these
prominent individual Mosel estates.

Today, as for most of the past two decades, the estate is managed by Willi's grandson - Marcus, whose been able to further solidify the family's reputation as producers of top notch Mosel Riesling.  By incorporating modern winemaking methods – pre-clarification of grape musts and temperature-controlled stainless steel tank fermentation – he creates wines with the classic fruit, balance and minerality the region is known for.

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Bottle image Kabinett (LoRes) (JPG, 118 KB) download

Weingut Studert Prüm "Maximinhof", Wehlen - Mosel More Info

Studert Prüm

Twelve generations of the Studert-Prüm family have been vintners in the village of Wehlen on the Mosel. The current site of the estate – Maximinhof – was acquired in 1805 and, after the merger with the Weingut Peter Prüm, the weingut was renamed Studert-Prüm - Maximinhof.

The Studert family, Gerhard and his brother, Stephan, manage the property and vineyards in the middle Mosel's best sites, which include Graacher Himmelreich and Wehlener Sonnenuhr. About 80% of the Riesling is planted on original rootstock.

Stephan, along with his son, Michael, tends to the cellar using traditional winemaking methods enhanced with modern practices. The wines are made, in large part using spontaneous - natural yeast – fermentation. The wines are age-worthy and offer the classic raciness, minerality, depth and balance synonymous with middle Mosel Riesling.

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Bottle image Auslese (LoRes) (JPG, 120 KB) download
Bottle image Kabinett (LoRes) (JPG, 121 KB) download

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