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14.08.2018

Selection wines

… prior to the harvest. The importance attributed to vineyard site acknowledges terroir – site-specific soil and microclimatic conditions – as a factor that infuences the individual character, and quality, of a…

14.08.2018

Heerkretz

… he acquired parcels midway up the slope, near the Ajaxturm. He explains that wines grown in porphyry soils often have a flinty note on the nose. The predominantly acidic soil lends the wines a taut acidity and…

14.08.2018

Idig

… achieve a high degree of ripeness year after year. Loam and clayish sand predominate, but the soil of the original parcels is a relatively rare Tertiary marl mixture of limestone and clay underpinned by…

14.08.2018

Johannisberg

… in winter as in neighboring sites to the north or east. Here, as throughout the Nahe region, the soils are extremely varied. Johannisberg is marked by Rotliegendes (reddish mixtures of clay, slate and…

14.08.2018

Kastanienbusch

… hills and vales that are much more pronounced in the southern Pfalz - and led to very diverse soil conditions. In Kastanienbusch, soils include Rotliegendes (an iron-rich, red soil mixture of slaty clay…

14.08.2018

Elisabethenberg and Olgaberg

… exposure: Elisabethenberg faces south-southwest; Olgaberg, south-southeast. Weathered volcanic soils topped with a layer of humus predominate in both sites, but the upper reaches of the Elisabethenberg…

14.08.2018

Gaens

… 30 days is considered the norm. In all, his goal is to produce wines that reflect the taste of the soil as well as vintage conditions. From a modest start with 2.5 ha, the Barths now cultivate 5.5 of…

14.08.2018

Homburger Kallmuth

… km east of Wertheim (“little Heidelberg”), where the Tauber River flows into the Main. The region’s soils, from west to east: near and northwest of Aschaffenburg (45 km east of Frankfurt am Main):…

14.08.2018

Kalkgasse

… in Bensheim (Hessische Bergstraße). Its name derives both from its stony, weathered granite and chalky soils – the topsoil is a mere 12-20 inches deep – as well as the deep hollows that developed through erosion…

14.08.2018

Kirchenstueck

… five vineyards are outstanding, the Kirchenstück is generally known as the best. The rich soils are a mixture of sandy clay and loam with fragments of limestone and basalt. Its nine acres of Riesling…