Thanks to their microclimate and soil composition, the Assmannshausen sites are particularly well-suited
for the cultivation of Spätburgunder in the Rheingau. The grape variety has continuously proved its
value there for a millennium. Among the Assmannshausen sites, Höllenberg, with its steep exposure and
high proportion of slate in the soils, is considered to be the finest red wine vineyard.
|Total size of vineyard:
||37.0 ha (91.4 acres)
|Surface owned by Balthasar Ress:
||0.1 ha (0.25 acres)
||Pinot Noir / Spätburgunder
|Exposure / Slope:
||south to southwest, 50-65%
Coarse, stony, gritty clayish slate with mixtures of loess-loam and weathered Taunus
quartzite. Medium-deep to deep slate-phyllite soils.
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01. August 2014
Message from Christian Ress August 2014
The 39th annual Rheingau Wine Week festival will take place from Friday, 8 August, through Sunday, 17 August, in Wiesbaden.
01. August 2014
News August/September 2014
The traditional wine auctions are an annual highlight in the VDP calendar of events. In the Rheingau, the auction on Saturday, 20 September 2014 at Kloster Eberbach is a very special event not to be missed. The former monastery provides a unique setting for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs to sample and acquire specially selected wines and rarities, in particular.
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