Reichsrat von Buhl has been a family-owned winery for more than 150 years, and has belonged to the circle of the most prestigious wineries in Germany for just as long. Since it was founded in 1849, Reichsrat von Buhl has made its wines in a terroir-dominated, timeless style that has never been oriented to fashion, but always to the grapes’ origins in the best soils of Deidesheimer and Forster. Reichsrat von Buhl is certified organic, and is an active ambassador of both natural, sustainable viticulture and of the best German wines.
Reichsrat Von Buhl Spatburgunder 2016
The Pfalz, the final (or first, depending on which way you look at it) of the Rhine’s vineyards. In our journey up the Rhine, from its union with the Mosel at Koblenz, we have sailed past the vineyards of the Nahe, the Rheingau and Rheinhessen. As we continue upstream, against the flow of the river, the final vineyards of interest are those of the Pfalz, which are in fact set a little to the west of the Rhine, to the south of the Rheinhessen vineyards. These are some of the warmest vineyards in Germany, kindly sheltered by the Haardt mountains to the west which run in a line continuous with the Vosges, the mountains that define Alsace, directly to the south. The vine is at home here, and ripening is not the issue that it is further north in the vineyards of the Saar and Ruwer; in fact, the region is sufficiently temperate for many tender species, such as almond and citrus trees, to flourish.