“I PREFER TO DRINK WINES WITH CHARACTER, STRUCTURE AND VARIETAL TYPICITY.”
ANDREAS LAIBLE ABOUT HIS WINES AND HIS WINE ESTATE IN DURBACH
Am Bühl 6
Office HoursMo-Fr 8.00-11.30, 13.30-18.00; Sa 8.00-11.30, 13.30-16.00
Andreas Christian Laible
Andreas Christian Laible
60% Riesling (Klingelberger), 15% Spätburgunder sowie Traminer, Gewürztraminer, Muskateller, Scheurebe, Chardonnay, Weiss- & Grauburgunder
sonnendurchfluteter Südhang, mildes Mikroklima, Wärme speichernder Boden aus Granit, Porphyr, Gneis & Achat
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Andreas Laible: Our winery is located in the middle of our
VDP.GROSSEN LAGE®AM BÜHL vineyard, where three generations live and work under one roof.
VDP:What is your winery philosophy?
Andreas Laible: Our wines have grace, depth, minerality derived from the weathered granite of the steep Plauelrain, and pronounced varietal character.
VDP: To what wine style do you aim aspire?
Andreas Laible: I prefer to drink wines with character, structure and varietal typicity.
VDP: Do you have a favourite grape variety?
Andreas Laible: Well, there are a lot of exciting grape varieties all over the world, so it's difficult to commit to just one.
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?
Andreas Laible: Our VDP.ORTSWEINE from Klingelberg are ideal for both beginners and experienced wine drinkers
VDP:Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Andreas Laible: Of the 2016 Durbacher Plauelrain VDP.ERSTE LAGE® Riesling Eiswein. It became world champion at the AWC Vienna!
VDP:Why did you become a vintner?
Andreas Laible: I have always had a preference for nature and later, also for wine. It is a perpetual challenge. In every vintage the vines have to be cultivated in such a way that grapes ripen optimally and can later be processed into a wine that provides pleasure and has potential for the future.
“OUR PLAUELRAIN RIESLING ICE WINE BECAME WORLD CHAMPION AT THE AWC VIENNA!”
VDP: Do you have role models or mentors?
Andreas Laible: I have always had many ideas of my own and many different winegrowers as role models.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Andreas Laible: There are plenty of goals! One example is our new wine shop and tasting room.
VDP: Do you stick to traditions, if so, which ones?
Andreas Laible: For us, tradition is the category “Kabinett trocken” for the light, uncomplicated spring and summer wines. Pinot varieties are filled in Burgundy bottles, all other varieties in Schlegel bottles.
VDP: Why should people visit your winery?
Andreas Laible: Perhaps one reason is because of my favourite place, the Plauelrainer Köpfle in the heart of the VDP.ERSTEN LAGE® Durbacher Plauelrain, which offers a glorious view of the Vosges Mountains.