THE BEHLER FAMILY
Since 1811, Karthäuserhof has been passed down from generation to generation within a single family. The current owner, Albert Behler, represents the seventh generation of the family to uphold the stellar international reputation of the Karthäuserhof, which it has held for the past 200 years.
Vineyards here however were originally planted about a thousand years ago by the Romans and eventually it was Carthusian monks that established the Karthäuserhof estate in the 14th century. In the time of Napoleon, the vineyard was taken from the monks and sold to a private owner from Paris. The estate then passed through European noble families for generations, ending up in the hands of the Behlers. These are wines with serious history and tremendous quality.
On 30th May, we welcomed eighth-generation wine- Iris Behler to the Club, who hosted a fantastic line up of these diverse, aromatic wines. The 2012 was a particular highlight – this has a nose of spices, mint, gooseberry, tar and fresh white peach. An intense fruity and floral side comes through on the palate, yet the wine retains a mouth-watering feeling of lightness.
Below, the line up…
2008 Karthäuserhof Riesling trocken
2018 Karthäuserhof “Schieferkristall” Riesling trocken
2012 Karthäuserhof Riesling Kabinett trocken
2018 Karthäuserhof “Alte Reben” Riesling trocken
2010 Karthäuserhof “Alte Reben” Riesling trocken
2015 Karthäuserhof GG Riesling trocken “Late Release”
2018 Karthäuserhof Riesling Kabinett feinherb
2017 Karthäuserhof Riesling Kabinett
2003 Karthäuserhof Riesling Spätlese
2007 Karthäuserhof Riesling Spätlese
2011 Karthäuserhof Riesling Auslese
1999 Karthäuserhof Riesling Beerenauslese No. 38