During the opening celebration of the Wine Bank on 5 December 2009, sommelier Kai Schattner sampled the wine in the cellar and was arnazed. He spontaneously cried "respect." From that moment on, everyone on hand immediately knew that this superb cuvee was destined to be a winner. An idea was born for a strictly limited premium wine that is dry in style - a wine that would set a Standard in its league. It would be named "RESSpekt"!
RESSpekt is a strictly limited edition. Each bottle, magnum or Balthazar is numbered. It is a wine of the utmost in every respect, sourced from a selection of the finest grapes from the Rüdesheimer Berg, where the steepest parcels of the Rheingau are located. It was fermented without the addition of cultured yeast, and in order to preserve its individual character, it was not clarified or fined. For this reason, RESSpekt must always be stored at a cool temperature.
sends live pictures from the Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen vineyard, our press house, and our bottling hall. Webcam transmissions end when there is longer sufficient light, and the final pictures of the day are sent at night.
25. November 2013
Vintage report 2013 Hattenheim Engelmannsberg
On 26 October 2013, we were joined by nearly 300 vine lease holders for the grape harvest in the Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg vineyard. While the annual hands-on event was extremely well received last year, this year’s participation set a new record.
25. November 2013
Vintage report 2013 Schloss Reichartshausen
This site, once the property of the monastery Kloster Eberbach, is four hectares (ca. ten acres) in size and solely owned by Weingut Balthasar Ress. Thanks to its close proximity to the Rhine, it yields grapes for perfect Kabinett and Spätlese wines year after year.
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