Reinhold Haart

Region: Mosel

Weingut Reinhold Haart lies only a few meters from the Mosel river, on the romantic, peaceful Ausonius riverbank. Immediately behind the family’s estate, the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyard begins its uphill climb, and only a few steps from the winery are the remains of the first and oldest Roman grape pressing house that has been unearthed along the Mosel. It and another ancient pressing facility in the vicinity bear witness to fact that steepsite viticulture has played a significant role in Piesport and environs for nearly 2,000 years. The Haart family’s viticultural tradition has been documented since 1337.

The Haarts are probably Piesport’s oldest wine-growing family, as well as one of the oldest private wine estates in the entire Mosel region. Today’s Weingut Reinhold Haart stems from these traditional, family beginnings. At present, the VDP estate (member of the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates, or VDP) numbers among the best in the Mosel region. Karl- Theo Haart has managed the estate since 1971 and has stamped its structure and wine style ever since. In 2015 his sons Johannes and Marcus Haart took over the family business.

With its 9.0 ha (22.2 acres) of vineyards – exclusively in steep sites – the estate is committed to the best of what the Mosel has to offer: Riesling. Particularly careful vineyard management and consistent efforts to reduce yields through stringent pruning and bunch pruning are essential to steep-site production of high-quality, long-lived Riesling wines that are full of character. The portfolio specializes in a broad range of distinctive wines with a natural, fruity sweetness and great aging potential. Thanks to cool fermentation with natural yeasts, the wines are extraordinarily fresh even many years after bottling.

Estate Profile

Owner

Theo & Edith Haart
Johannes Haart (son)

Wine Makers

Theo & Johannes Haart

History

The Haart’s family viticultural tradition dates back to 1337 in Piesport
Theo’s son Johannes is the 20th generation

Growing Area

9 hectares

Bottle Production

4,000 cases

Vineyards

Piesporter Goldtröpfchen (4.5ha)
Piesporter Grafenberg (1.0ha)
Wintricher Ohligsberg (1.0ha)

Soils

Piesporter Goldtröpfchen – Deep soil with soft clay and gray-blue slate
Piesporter Grafenberg – Deep soil with soft clay, stones, and red slate
Wintricher Ohligsberg – Hard gray-blue slate, quartzite layers, rocks and gravel

Varietals

100% Riesling

Wines

Reinhold Haart Estate Riesling
Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett, Piesporter
Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett, Goldtröpfchen
Reinhold Haart Riesling Spätlese, Goldtröpfchen
Reinhold Haart Riesling Auslese, Goldtröpfchen
Reinhold Haart Riesling GG, Goldtröpfchen

Dry vs Sweet

30% Dry
70% Sweet

Cellar

90% Stainless Steel
10% Wood (1000 liter barrels)
Barrels ~ 35 years old

Eco-Friendly

Certified Fair N’ Green

VDP Member

Member since 1990

Trade Resources

2018 Reinhold Haart Estate Riesling

2018 Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett, Piesporter

2018 Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett, Goldtröpfchen

2018 Reinhold Haart Riesling Spätlese, Goldtröpfchen

2018 Reinhold Haart Riesling Auslese, Goldtröpfchen

2018 Reinhold Haart Riesling GG, Goldtröpfchen