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Hessische Bergstrasse

… Heppenheim Climate: Ample sunshine and sufficient precipitation for vines to thrive Soil types: The soils are varied, ranging (north to south) from porphyry-quartz to weathered granite to…


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…



… 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…



… 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…



… 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…



… 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…


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…



… 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…


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):…



… 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…