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Wine Estate Karthaeuserhof
The history of wine growing in Trier-Eitelsbach begins in Roman times. The Karthäuserhof was founded in 1335 by monks of the Carthusian Order and has belonged to family Tyrell since 1811. The monopoly location of the "Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg" is 19 hectares in size. The ground consists of rose and copper coloured clay shale from the Devonian and gives a rich, mineral bouquet with fruit aromas to the wine. About 120,000 bottles of Riesling and Pinot blanc are prouced annually under the supervision of Christoph Tyrell and cellarer Christian Vogt.
As a wine manufacturer, the Karthäuserhof handpicks all grapes one by one, each according to their optimal maturity. The grapes of the first picking give the Kabinett wines their fresh and green race, while later pickings will produce wines with fruitier races. In 2013, the New York Times named the Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg spätlese trocken their favorite Riesling.