Collective Z.

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... 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 7 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 7 months in 224l barrels. Hand harvested, unfined & unfiltered, no added sulfites. But there are some from the Barrel and the fermentation.
Aromas of fresh baked bread, brioche, marzipan, a light super natural!

SPEKTAKEL
Light red wine from old Dornfelder vines in Leistadt‘s high-altitude limestone vineyards. Wild yeast, semi carbo maceration, aged 7 months in stainless steel. Hand harvested, unfined & unfiltered.
Fresh, juicy, fruity — no raspberry. Serve chilled.

GRAND CRU

SYLVANER KALKOVEN
A great Sylvaner from very old vines from the Leistadt ́s singe vineyard „Kalkofen“. 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“ of Leistadt. Carefully hand picked, wild yeasts and fermented in an old palatine Stückfass (1200l). 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 Bärentaler Hang „in the Kirchen- stück“ of Leistadt. Carefully hand picked, wild yeasts and fermented in old french Barrels. 2 weeks maceration, 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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