Gutsausschank · Herbst ·
Federweißer & Onion Pie
Dear friends of good wine,
With the days getting shorter, our menu is becoming more autumnal again, and the special highlight of the season is our fresh Federweißer with hearty onion cake.
Federweißer is actually a “ work in progress ”, i.e. not a finished wine yet. It is made from either red or white grapes, although for once the grape variety does not play a major role here. Fermentation (ie the process by which sugar is turned into alcohol) has started but is far from complete.
If you leave Federweißer in the glass for about two hours, it will continue to develop under your nose, so that it will have about 0.2% more alcohol afterwards. This is also the reason why a Federweißer bottle is never completely closed: the pressure generated during fermentation would cause it to explode. And that's exactly why it's only available for a very short period of time, namely now.
Unfortunately, Federweißer cannot be shipped. But maybe we can seduce you to a " Federweißer trip " to us in the beautiful Palatinate? If you bring your own bottles or containers, we will fill your Federweißer straight from the barrel for you!
You can also use this opportunity to observe the progress of the harvest. We are on our last legs and the last grape varieties such as Riesling, Cabernet blanc, Muskateller and Merlot are finding their way from the vineyard to the cellar.
Merlot grapes Weingut Graf von Weyher autumn 2022
There are very strong fluctuations in the locations this year: From the grapes we can immediately see how good the water supply was at the individual locations and the proportion of manual work is extremely high.
Our premium wine or cellar gold is harvested entirely by hand. The bottled wines, on the other hand, are first picked by hand (that is, we cut out the bad grapes by hand) and then the machine comes and harvests everything. For gourmet wines, we decide which method to use on a case-by-case basis. You can also find these three categories on our wine list and on the internet.
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