When thinking about Moselle most people think of Mosel-Saar-Ruwer and all the prestigious wineries that are located from Brauneberg to Trier and all the way to the Mosel Gate. That the Moselle also produces great wines far downstream is proven most impressively by nobody than Clemens Busch.
Were Bernkastel and Terrace Moselle meet
Clemens Busch's vineyards are located in Pünderich directly at the transition of the Terrassenmosel to the Bernkastel area. Since 1986, Rita and Clemens Busch have been working here in intimate harmony with the strict guidelines of organic viticulture, which they naturally had certified early on. In the meantime they are even part of the Respekt Biodyn association, which is dedicated to biodynamic viticulture, similar to demeter, but not as dogmatic as the latter.
Within 30 years from 1,5 to 18 hectars
Clemens Busch has come a long way in 40 years. At that time the cellar was moved to the flood-proof part of Pünderich. The cellar lies picturesquely in the center of an almost perfect ancient theater, which forms the Pünderich Marienburg. This perfect location produces first-class Riesling grapes, which are now also refined into the best wines by Florian Busch, son of Clemens and Rita.
Quality continues in the cellar
Here it is important to bring what Busch has created in the vineyard into the bottle as unadulterated as possible. Gentle grape processing, long maceration times, exclusively spontaneous fermentation and long pressing times at low pressure ensure the best wines. Final clarification exclusively by sedimentation and the avoidance of fining agents play their part. Finally, the wines mature for over 10 months in some cases, mostly in traditional tanks with a volume of 1,000 liters.
"Not only the different slate soils, but also the special microclimates play an important role here."
Pündericher Marienburg - the heart of Clemens Busch
The most important and also largest part of the meanwhile 18 hectares of Clemens Busch's vineyards lies in the location Pündericher Marienburg. Almost the entire slope on the opposite bank of the Mosel is the Marienburg site. Once the Marienburg consisted of individual plots of land, it is now a continuous vineyard. Here Clemens Busch finds the most diverse slate soils, which can also be found in his local wines of grey or red slate
Vinyards within vinyards - conserving Marienburgs variety
In order to emphasize the fine terroir differences within the Marienburg sites, Clemens Busch's wines bear the old site designations
More information about Clemens Busch
|Company Name:||Weingut Clemens Busch|
|Contact & Web|
|Company Owner:||Clemens and Rita Busch|
|Cellarmaster:||Clemens und Johannes Busch|
|Vineyard Area:||18 ha|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||Pündericher Marienburg|