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.
18. October 2016
News October 2016
This is the time of year when we always receive the first evaluations of our VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE (great growth wines).
01. August 2016
News August 2016
In recent years, our communication with you has nearly always focused on the great challenges of the growing season and our special efforts to cope with them – be it extreme rainfall during the harvest, periods of heat and drought, frost or hail. Mother Nature is always good for surprises, even though they somehow occur time and again.
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