Kühling-Gillot

For centuries, Carolin´s family has been making wine along the Rhine on the legendary Grand Cru sites of the famed Roter Hang. Working with warm Rheinhessen vineyards that range from steep to steeper, she is proud to cultivate biodynamic Riesling and Pinot Noir on organic-certified sites in the dry-farmed landscape between Bodenheim and Oppenheim.

Since 2006, she has managed her family estate together with her husband, H.O. Spanier.

She is a nature lover, oenologist, businesswoman and mother of two.

Estate Profile

Owner

Carolin Spanier-Gillot & H.O. Spanier

Wine Makers

Oliver Spanier, Axel Thieme & Christopher Full

History

She represents the third generation of matriarchs at the head of her estate.

VDP member since 1997

Growing Area

25 hectares

Bottle Production

Small production

Vineyards

Rothenberg (GC)
Pettenthal (GC)
Hipping (GC)
Ölberg (GC)
Nackenheim (PC)
Nierstein (PC)
Kreuz (GC)
Bodenheim (PC)

Soils

Red slate, marl limestone

Varietals

70% Riesling
15% Spätburgunder
15% others (Grauer Burgunder, Chardonnay, Scheurebe).

Wines

VDP.Gutswein (Estate Wine)
Qvinterra Riesling Dry
Qvinterra Riesling Feinherb
Qvinterra Scheurebe (dry)
Qvinterra Grauer Burgunder
Chardonnay Réserve
Grauer Burgunder Réserve

VDP.Ortswein (Village Wine)
Oppenheim Chardonnay Alte Reben

VDP.Aus Ersten Lagen (Premier Cru)
Oppenheim Riesling
Nackenheim Riesling
Nierstein Riesling
Bodenheim Spätburgunder

VDP.Grosse Lage (Grand Cru)
Ölberg Riesling GG
Hipping Riesling GG
Pettenthal Riesling GG
Rothenberg Riesling wurzelecht GG
Kreuz Spätburgunder GG

Sweet wines
Nierstein Riesling Kabinett
Nierstein Riesling Auslese
Pettenthal Gewürztraminer Auslese

Cellar

Stainless steel tanks, Burgundy barrels,
Halbstück (600L) Stück (1200L) & Dopplestück (2400L)
Hand selection in the vineyard and spontaneous fermentations only.
Whites are matured from 3 to 7 months on the lees before bottling.
Reds are matured during 24 months in Burgundy barrels before bottling.

Eco-Friendly

Certified organic (EC) No 834/2007 & (EC) No 889/2008.
Since 2005, Kühling-Gillot has worked with biodynamic methods in all their vineyards.

Trade Resources

Kühling-Gillot Qvinterra Riesling Dry

Kühling-Gillot Qvinterra Riesling Feinherb

Kühling-Gillot Chardonnay Réserve

Kühling-Gillot Nackenheim Riesling

Kühling-Gillot Nierstein Riesling

Kühling-Gillot Bodenheim Spätburgunder

Kühling-Gillot Hipping Riesling GG

Kühling-Gillot Pettenthal Riesling GG

Kühling-Gillot Rothenberg Riesling GG „Wurzelecht“

Kühling-Gillot Qvinterra Riesling Dry

Kühling-Gillot Qvinterra Riesling Feinherb

Kühling-Gillot Chardonnay Réserve

Kühling-Gillot Nackenheim Riesling

Kühling-Gillot Nierstein Riesling

Kühling-Gillot Bodenheim Spätburgunder

Kühling-Gillot Hipping Riesling GG

Kühling-Gillot Pettenthal Riesling GG

Kühling-Gillot Rothenberg Riesling GG „Wurzelecht“