Moselle, Germany

Weingut Clemens Busch

Weingut Clemens Busch Clemens, Rita and Johannes Busch, Weingut Clemens Busch

Clemens and Rita Busch have been growing wine in Pünderich according to strict eco-friendly criteria since 1986. Their vineyard portfolio is one of the best on the Mosel, boasting a remarkable variety of slate soils.

The first recorded mention of the renowned Clemens Busch winery was in 1802. Based in Pünderich at the beginning of the Lower Mosel (or ‘Terrassenmosel’), the estate is one of Germany’s best wine producers. The Busch family’s old manor house is situated directly on the banks of the Mosel with a view of the Marienburg vineyards. 

From organic to biodynamic

Clemens and Rita Busch have been farming their steep vineyards organicallc since 1984 and according to biodynamic principles over the last decade and a half. They prepare and spray plant decoctions to ensure that their vines are more resistant and less susceptible to disease. And they put in countless hours of manual work to enhance biodiversity and maintain natural balance in the vineyard.

Grosse Lage Riesling

Son Johannes now takes an increasingly prominent role in cultivating the estate’s 16 hectares of vineyard with his parents. Riesling accounts for 99% of the family holdings, which comprise a significant variety of slate soils. To highlight the different colours of slate within the Pündericher Marienburg ‘Grosse Lage’ (grand cru), the Busch family make separate wines from specific sections of slope – such as Fahrlay, Rothenpfad and Falkenlay (including Raffes and Felsterrasse). 

Worldwide recognition

Attracting an international following on account of their spicy, elegant character and remarkable ageing potential, the property’s wines appear on the wine menus of some of the best restaurants around the world. Weingut Clemens Busch is a top estate and a must for all Riesling lovers.

“The foundations for quality are laid in the vineyard. All we can do in the cellar is shepherd the wine and give it the time it needs.”

Clemens Busch

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Germany

Moselle

The steep banks of the Mosel are home to mineral-driven, elegant wines. Riesling, sometimes referred to as the king (or queen) of white wines, is the most important grape along the German stretch of the Mosel Valley, accounting for over 5,300 hectares under vine. This makes the Mosel wine region the largest producer of Riesling worldwide. 

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