One of the oldest estates in the Mosel, Immich-Batterieberg is managed and its wines made by Gernot Kollman, one of Germany’s finest young winemakers in 2009. Kollman made a name for himself at Weingut Van Volxem (Saaar) and Weingut Knebel (Mosel).
The estate’s holdings are made up of 13 hectares of mostly ungrafted, organically farmed vines in some of the finest sites around Enkirch, including it’s namesake the Batterieberg “Einzellage” (Grand Cru). Kollman has revitalised this ancient estate, introducing minimal intervention in the winery and the use of old oak vessels for fermentation. Four cru wines are bottled, as well as two from a blend of the sites.
Steffensberg is on a side valley behind the village of Enkirch, and is characterized by deeper, softer soil composed of copper heavy red slate. To the right of Batterieberg is Gernot’s parcel from the Zeppwingert Cru. The soil is darker here. Finally, 150m further to the right is the Ellergrub. Gernot considers this his best vineyard. Here, you find the classic blue slate of the middle Mosel.