designates the very best vineyards of Germany, within which the finest parcels have been narrowly demarcated. With their site-specific characteristics, these wines are particularly expressive and have exceptional aging potential.
They are planted with traditional varieties best suited to a particular site, as determined by each region.A dry wine from a VDP. GROSSE LAGE is designated VDP. GROSSES GEWÄCHS and labeled “Qualitätswein trocken.” A wine with natural, ripe sweetness from a VDP. GROSSE LAGE is labeled with one of the traditional Prädikats: Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein or Trockenbeerenauslese.
THE PEAK Of THE PYRAMID
2013 NUSSBRUNNEN Riesling GG VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
Alc: 13,5 %Vol, Rs: 8,0g/l, Acidity: 8,4g/l
Nussbrunnen is one of our absolutely favorite sites. Deep loess, interspersed with veins of water, guarantee superb quality even in dry years. Especially in 2013, the grapes grown here yielded wines with a fantastic balance of sweetness and acidity, complex aromas, and a full bouquet. A true giant.
Alc: 12,5% Vol., Rs: 10,7 g/l, Acidity: 7,6 g/l
At VDP.GROSSE LAGE Hattenheimer Hassel strong and fully fruity wines with nice mineral character are growing. Slight wood aromas match perfectly the ripe yellow fruits. A “great” wine, storable.
Alc: 13,0% Vol., Rs: 10,1 g/l, Acidity: 7,1 g/l
The most delicate and findest wines of the estate come from Wisselbrunnen. Evey year this top-site spoils us with aromatic grapes, of which we can produce finest and elegant Riesling wines. With ripe fruit aromas together with influence of oak a full-bodied wine is achieved. A very special quality and extremely long storable.
Alc: 9,5 % Vol., Rs: 99,8 g/l, Acidity: 8,5 g/l
The fantastic 2015 vintage will remain unforgettable, especially because of its sweet wines. Sunny days, cold nights and high degrees Oechsle together with stable levels of acidity are the perfect combination. Only in years like this really great wines can grow which deserve the predicate “gold capsule”. A wine for eternity.
Alc: 13,0% Vol., Rs: 10,2 g/l, Acidity: 7,3 g/l
From the prime site Nussbrunnen: an off-dry wine that’s classic and modern at once. This mouth-filling wine is marked by an elegant sweetness paired with a very fine, velvety acidity. Creamy and rich in finesse. It has a long finish. The top wine from the vintage 2014 and storable for many years.
Alc: 8 %Vol, Rs: 186g/l, Acidity: 9,1g/l
Eiswein is synonymous with patience. It means a willingness to take a risk and to harvest the crop at subzero temperatures (at least -7°C/19.4°F). Mother Nature does not bless us with Eiswein every year, but on 8 December 2012, a hard frost enabled us to pick frozen grapes for a very fine wine with the racy acidity typical of an Eiswein.