After four generations in the van Volxem family, Roman Niewodniczanski, great-grandson of the founder of one of Germany’s largest breweries, Bitburger, took over this estate that had fallen on hard times. He has not only restored it to its original glory but he has also expanded the vineyard holdings, including adding parcels in various superb sites.
Very ripe grapes from 30 year old vines grown on steep, slate slopes results in a dry and powerful wine. Aromatic with hints of plum and peach, the palate is searching with lovely fruit and balancing mineral structure.
Van Volxem is a member of the prestigious V D P – Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter – an association of German growers dedicated to the production of top quality wines.
The wines of the 200 or so members of this group are entitled to bear the V D P logo – a stylized eagle bearing a cluster of grapes.
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