Bossert Rheinhessen, Germany
Philipp and Johanna proudly present wine that’s been carefully crafted by hand using only the best grapes from their best vineyards. Their new wine line pairs a distinct concept with exquisite craftsmanship.
With vineyards situated around their hometown of Gundersheim, the pair enjoys the benefits of rich soil allowing the grapes to ripen slowly giving them a great flavor density.
They’ve chosen to shape their Pinot Noir vines in the “Lyre” method; this is a rare method where the branches are formed into a canopy reminiscent of the top of a stringed instrument. This leads to better ventilation of the grapes and guarantees perfect ripeness. The vineyards are also defoliated by local sheep; this is an organic method that isn’t commonly used. Together the pair have interned at some of Europe’s most prestigious wineries in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France. They use the knowledge and experience they’ve acquired and work together during cultivation and harvest. Their limestone rich fields are harvested by hand and the grapes are carefully looked over to insure the highest quality.
With much consideration, the pair have chosen the three best wines they feel they can cultivate; Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. In their cellar, the young winemakers are not much different than their ancestors of 1848. Once the bottles are filled they are closed with traditional natural corks.
Phillip Bossert Winemaker
The Bossert family has been growing grapes for five generations, with most of their vineyards in the family since 1848.
In 1990 Hermann, the fourth generation winemaker, had a dream to be able to bottle his own wine from the grapes he was growing. His parents supported his dream and as a family they worked hard together to bottle their own wine and then sell it all over Germany and The Netherlands. Later his two children, Philipp and Johanna, would go on to study viticulture and have a dream to create a premium wine line that focused on handwork and much smaller quantities that yield a very high quality. Eventually, the head winemaker Philipp and his wife Emily had a new dream to export their wine around the world and finally be able to bottle and sell all of the wine produced on the property. Together, they worked on updating the winery and growing it into an international business.