Since Phylloxera wreaked havoc across the wine producing regions, it is quite unusual to see ungrafted vines in Europe. Ungrafted vines of around 100 years old are rarer still. Working with veritable living antiques like this would be daunting for most winemakers – but not for Markus Molitor.
Taking over the reins of the family company in 1984, he has grown the Mosel-based estate from 4ha to 40. Now one of the largest family owned vineyards in the region, every wine is still produced organically, without fining or industrial yeasts. This is a taste of true German terroir.