The idea of Bibo Runge came through long discussions between Walter Bibo and Kai Runge in the autumn of 2013. They have a small winery in Hallgarten, where the respected traditional method of making wine is paramount. Walter Bibo was winemaker and managing director at the esteemed Schloss Reinhartshausen estate for the previous 10 years. Bibo Runge has been awarded two bunches in Gault Millau which is a speedy achievement for a winery only three years old.
An environmentally and sustainable method of working the vineyards is the basic principle. The vines are all thirty years old – or older, which means the natural yield is much lower than is typical.The basket press – the grapes are lightly crushed in a mill before moving to the basket press, fed only by gravity and very little pressure. The aromatic components are extracted from the berry skins which brings the wine much more extract richness and length. These wines have remarkable texture and finesse.