Schloss Proschwitz

The Prinz zur Lippe family is one of the oldest aristocratic families in Germany. Until 1918, the house was one of the reigning princely houses in Germany. The family branch to which Dr. Georg Prinz zur Lippe belongs has been based in Saxony since the beginning of the 18th century and has been a significant trading family.

Schloss Proschwitz is Saxony’s oldest and still existing vineyard. The Proschwitz hills were in possession of the Bishop of Meissen from the mid-12th century until the Reformation. At that time, a large portion of the coveted Messweine (liturgical wines) in Saxony came from Weingut Proschwitz.

In 1945, the family was expropriated without compensation, held captive in various camps and prisons for ideological reasons, and later released in West Germany. Dr. Georg Prinz zur Lippe reacquired the vineyard in the years following 1990, and in 1997, the family seat, Schloss Proschwitz, was also repurchased after many years of negotiations.

Kim Kristensen Fine Wine is the exclusive distributor of Schloss Proschwitz’s wines in Denmark.

Schloss Proschwitz’s Exceptional Wines

2011/2012 Drei Musketiere Weissburgunder, dry: Four months of fermentation in large oak barrels and subsequent refinement in stainless steel tanks result in this seductive Pinot Blanc. The nose exhibits scents of ripe pears, apricots, and peaches. This impression continues on the palate with honey, elegant, and subtle vanilla notes combined with refined acidity.

2012 Goldriesling, dry: A fresh and fruity Riesling with well-balanced acidity and a refreshing finish. The nose offers aromas of ripe pears, elderflower, and a subtle hint of smoked meat. This Goldriesling, with its mere 16 hectares in Saxony, Germany, is a rarity, affectionately referred to as “our jewel” by the residents of the Elbe Valley in Saxony. Originally made from Alsace Riesling grapes, it was grafted with a Courtillier Musque Précoce at the end of the 19th century. Since 1913, this wine has been cultivated in the Elbe Valley.

2010 Weiswein-Cuvee-Surprise: A particular wine that surprises with delicious aromas, stimulating the senses and caressing the palate deeply. It has substance, strength, and a genuine structure. “Surprise” is a blend of three varieties: Scheurebe, Pinot Blanc, and Traminer. In the glass, it has a light yellow color with hints of light green. The fragrance is carefully developed, rich in aromatics, and the taste reveals flavors reminiscent of white currants, fresh mountain herbs, and stony minerality. It offers a very refreshing and spicy taste in the mouth, with a lively freshness as a natural expression of the 2010 vintage, rounded out by the mild physical experience of Pinot Blanc. The wine has structure and is harmonious, surprisingly fine with almost playful juiciness.

Dessert Wine

2011 Traminer Auslese lieblich 0.375 ml: Traminer, with depth and complexity, presents a gentle scent of wild honey, lychee, and freshly peeled mango. From the first sip, a harmonious interplay of fine acidity is experienced, surprising with a pleasant fruity sweetness on the palate.

2011 Riesling Spätlese, sweet: In Riesling, we find fine aromas of honey and fresh quince. On the palate, notes of juicy pineapple, passion fruit, and ripe nectarines seduce us. The harmonious interplay between pleasant sweetness and well-integrated acidity provides a fantastic creamy aftertaste.

Red Wine

2008 Cuvée Moritz, dry: Cuvée Moritz is a compelling blend of the Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, and Regent grape varieties, with its deep red, almost black color and a hint of purple on the edge. The nose offers wild blackberries, ripe cherries, elderberries, and a touch of gingerbread. The vinous taste of dark fruit makes Cuvée Moritz an excellent companion for hard cheeses and game. The wine has been aged in French oak barrels, and since it is of such high quality, the barrels are used only three times.