Dr. Leimbrock – C. Schmidt has been family-owned for more than 250 years (founded 1750), with a long history of producing award-winning wines. The focus is on dry and semi-dry Rieslings, and in selective occasions – Spätlese and Auslese wines. The current vineyard was founded in 1967 by Friedhelm Leimbrock and Lore Leimbrock (nee Schmidt), following in the footsteps of their forefathers Friedrich Herrmann, Dr. Wilhelm Leimbrock and Conrad Schmidt.
Date Founded: 1750
Owner: Ulrike Oeffling (Leimbrock)
Winery Philosophy: Tradition meets Care
The Dr. Leimbrock – C. Schmidt winery has been family-owned for more than 250 years and looks back on a long tradition of producing fine wines. The current vineyard of Dr. Leimbrock – C. Schmidt was founded in 1967 by Friedhelm Leimbrock and Lore Leimbrock nee Schmidt from the companies of their forefathers Friedrich Herrmann, Dr. Wilhelm Leimbrock and Conrad Schmidt.
Riesling is cultivated on 22 acres (8.5 hectares) in the best locations in Veldenz, Mülheim, Brauneberg, Bernkastel and Graach. The soils of our vineyards originate from the ‘Devon’ soil and are composed of weathered slate. 60% of the hills of our vineyard are aptly named – their slopes are 30-80% steep! Ideal locations for Riesling where each area possesses an unmistakable character. Whether Mülheimer Sonnenlay, Veldenzer Bitsch, Brauneberger Juffer, Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, or the Bernkasteler Badstube, we have some of the best locations on the Mosel.
The vineyard is led by Mrs. Ulrike Oeffling. The vines are cultivated in a natural way. We follow guidelines for fertilization, planting and soil protection that are the best for the environment. The grapes are carefully pressed, the must is fermented in a naturally cooled cellar and the wine is finished in traditional style. Love of the vines, the soil and the wine as well as the certitude of living in one of the most beautiful wine regions is our passion. It is our belief that we can improve our lifestyle through moderate enjoyment of wine. – Lore Leimbrock nee Schmidt, Ulrike Oeffling nee Leimbrock, Rolf-Bernd Leimbrock and Dr. Friedhelm Leimbrock.
Harmonious fruity taste, full-bodied with exotic flavors. The Graacher Himmelreich vineyard benefits from an excellent southwestern exposure. The cultivation of the vine is done by the classic single pile education.
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The grapes were planted in 1965. Aging in large oak barrels for 6 months. Filtration.
Pairs well with Asian cuisine.
2015 Dr. Leimbrock Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Feinherb Riesling - 89 PTS - WE
"Candle wax and pollen notes lend a slightly earthy tone to fresh lemon and lime in this off-dry Riesling. Crisp and citrusy, it finishes briskly with bracing darts of lime zest and cocktail bitters. - Anna Lee C. Iijima" - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 1st 2017), 89 pts