Collective Z.

der Sonne am nächsten

... collective z is dedicated to the production of spirited and vivid wine.

We are:
Marie (Weinberg & Reben, Keller),
Christoph (Weinberg & Reben, Keller),
Helmut (Weinberg & Reben),
Onkel PIP (Reben),
Ross the Englishmen (Reben),
Elisabeth (Pferde & Mist).

Our vineyard is situated in Leistadt, a village close to Bad Dürkheim, perched high on the hillside, on the edge of the Palatine Forest. The soil is limestone rich and piles of chalk rock characterize the landscape. These rocks have been collected in the vineyards by hand over the past century.

There has never been a land consolidation in Leistadt, thus leaving a high numer of small and old vineyards, which most winemakers would regard as being un- profitable. So our vine grapes all come from old vines aged 25-50 years with therefore reduced crop.

We work on 1,5 hectars with only old vines.

OUR WINES

VILLAGE

DER SONNE AM NÄCHSTEN
Rosé from old Dornfelder in Leistadt‘s high-altitude limestone vineyards. Hand picked, wild yeasts and aged 10 months in old French oak barrels, unfined & unfiltered.
Light, fresh, straight forward, herbal bomb!

GEMISCHTER WAS?
White wine from an old field-blended site; includes Sylvaner, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau and Gewürtz- traminer from Leistadt‘s high-altitude limestone vineyards. Wild yeast fermented and aged for 10 months in 224l barrels. Hand harvested, unfined & unfiltered.
Aromas of fresh baked bread, brioche, marzipan, a light super natural!

SPEKTAKEL
This wine comes from our old Portugieser and Dornfelder vines — whole cluster pressing and fermentation. A small amount of Sylvaner will be blended into this vintage. Freak out! Handpicked; here as elsewhere stored for roughly 10 months in used French oak and then bottled unfiltered.
Fresh, juicy, fruity — no raspberry. Serve chilled.

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SYLVANER KALKOVEN
A great Sylvaner from very old vines from the Kalkofen Terroir. Hand picked, carefully selected and fermented with wild yeasts in old French oak barrels. Long maceration on the skins and extented aging on the leese. Great mine- rality, herbal with a touch of fresh baked bread.

RIESLING KIRCHENPEACE
Single Vineyard Riesling from one of the oldest parcells in the Kirchenstück. Carefully hand picked, wild yeasts and fermented in small Barrels. Short maceration, long aging on the leese.
A complex, dark, smokey Riesling with striking minerality.

PORTUGIESER BERNVALLEY
Single Vineyard Portugieser from one of the oldest parcells in the Bernvalley. Carefully hand picked, wild yeasts and fermented in old french Barrels. 2 weeks maceration in open vats , long aging on the leese. A complex, darkber- ried, fresh Portugieser with striking minerality from our supersoil.

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Collective Z.
Freinsheimerstrasse 26
DE-67098 Bad Dürkheim
sonne@collective-z.de

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