Limburg wine week
Sept 12, 2020
In recent years, viticulture and preparation of regional dishes have taken
off. More and more wines and regional dishes are becoming known. We bring
these products together on this platform and would like to introduce you to the
different winemakers and regional kitchens
from September 12 to 19
Wine restaurant in the vineyard in Voerendaal. In addition, guided tours are provided in vineyards of St. Martin on the Langeberg.
City Wine Trail ; there is a beautiful course in and around Maastricht.
Weekend September 19 and 20
A Vrijmibo (Friday afternoon drink ) with music and wine tasting at the Wienkontor in Maastricht.
Open vineyards and vineyard walks
St. Martin in Vijlen
Fromberg in Ubachsberg
Domain Holset in Holset
Vineyard Kruisboom in Klimmen
Wijnstomein Stokhem in Wijnandsrade
Vineyard Riesenberg in Gronsveld
Hoeve Nekum in Maastricht
the Apostelhoeve in Maastricht
Open vineyard days
Nationally there are the "open vineyard days" on September 19 and 20.
The professionals can buy Limburg wines daily at "deLimburgsewijnboer".
Promotional posters and leaflets are available from the Limburg Wine Promotion Foundation.
A press meeting will also be organized, so that as many people as possible will become curious about our regional wines.
First the winegrowers will harvest their grapes. Manual picking and cooling during transport to the winery are methods to reduce the risk of oxidation. After this, the grapes are stripped and destemmed upon entry of all impurities such as rotten grapes, twigs and leaves. Sometimes a winemaker chooses not to destalk the grapes when the stems are perfectly ripened. The stems can provide the wine with extra quality and taste.
The soil composition has a major influence on the taste of the wine. This is caused by factors such as water storage capacity, airiness, heatability and mineral content. Loess and the underlying marl can retain a lot of moisture, so that there is not quickly a surplus of water, but also no chance of drought stress. Due to the airy structure, the gas exchange around the roots is optimal, and the soil warms up much faster than clay. Loess is rich in minerals, the marl base naturally contains a lot of lime and magnesium and glauconite also contains a lot of iron and potassium.
LOOSE AND LIME
The loess / lime combination clearly scores highest on fruitiness. It is also known that lime contributes to the preservation of acids and often gives a slight carbonation tingling to the wines. Although located quite to the north, the Mergelland has sufficient heat thanks to geography and soil to allow the grapes to ripen well. The relatively cool climate is rather favorable, the Merg mediter grapes can reach their full physiological maturity without too high rising sugar content necessitating premature picking. Excessive alcohol levels, an increasing problem in southern wine regions, do not occur. The long ripening period (from “veraison” to harvest) gives the grape enough time to collect aroma, minerals and extract.
Mergelland wines are characterized by a typical combination of fruitiness, fresh elegance and minerality. the interplay of variety, soil, geography and climate unique in the Netherlands. The special quality of Merg mediterranean wine is recognized nationally and internationally