The location of the Pircher winery is just one feature that makes Urs Pircher’s wines worth a try. Situated on a steep little hill on the Rhine, all of Pircher’s vines grow on six hectares of south-facing wine terraces – known as the region’s prime location for winegrowing.“For us, the grape processing is the most important bit. We invest in grape care and only harvest the best grapes,” explains Urs Pircher, owner of the winery. He adds:“We use a minimum of additives and only harvest around 500 to 600 grammes per square metre as we solely target high-quality grapes. We treat the soil with care and harvest by hand. After harvesting, we process the grapes as gently as possible. That means that we, for example, waive pumping the mash and put emphasis on long standing times.”

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