Riesling Dry "PHILIPPsBRUNNEN" VDP.GROSSE LAGE
The VDP.GROSSE LAGE PHILIPPsBRUNNEN, which covers only about 1.8 hectares, is located in a unique limestone belt in Zell in the North Palatinate. It is thus the northernmost VDP.GROSSE LAGE in the Palatinate. The special feature is blue, very stony, limestone marl interspersed with the typical limestones from the Tertiary. The upper part of the vineyard is enclosed by a wall, similar to what is often found in Burgundy. The village of Zell was first mentioned in the records of Saint Philip of Zell. Who, of course, is also the eponym of the vineyard site. This monk Christianized the region around 700 AD and founded a monastery nearby. In the early Middle Ages, Zell ( Cellula ) was one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Germany.
St. Philip planted his Mass vineyard in this location, which was a quarter of an hour's walk from his monastery. Through written records, PHILIPPsBRUNNEN and the immediately adjacent SCHWARZE HERRGOTT are today among the oldest documented vineyards in the Palatinate.
The PHILIPPsBRUNNEN lies on approx. 290m. Not far away, the Donnersberg (with 700m the highest elevation of the Palatinate) is protecting his hand over the site. This karstic, chalky, rugged landscape and the cooler altitude give the wine its distinctive character. Accordingly, the wine from this distinctive elevation has incredible vibration and embodies a great dry Riesling of old!
The PHILIPPsBRUNNEN of PHILIPP KUHN is a pure auction wine and a real unique specimen. There are only 300 bottles of it.