Assmannshäuser Höllenberg
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.

Category: Classified vineyard
Total size of vineyard: 37.0 ha (91.4 acres)
Surface owned by Balthasar Ress:   0.1 ha (0.25 acres)
Grape variety:   Pinot Noir / Spätburgunder
Exposure / Slope:   south to southwest, 50-65%
Soil:   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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26. April 2014
Balthasar Ress Jahrgangspräsentation 2014 in Hattenheim
Wir freuen uns, am Samstag den 26.04.2014 für Sie unsere Tore zu öffnen! Verkosten Sie den neuen, herausragenden 2013er Jahrgang. Genießen Sie einen schönen Tag mit und bei uns.

27. April 2014
Besichtigung Gutshaus & wineBANK
Wir freuen uns, Sie am Sonntag, den 27.04.2014 zu einer Besichtigung unseres Gutshauses und der wineBANK einzuladen.

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07. April 2014
Wine Spectator
The BEST of BOTH WORLDS - despite a tricky 2012 vintage in Germany, both sweet and dry styles excel

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02. April 2014
News from the wineBANK April 2014
The second wineBANKers’ table of the year was dedicated to up-and-coming vintners.

01. April 2014
Message from Christian Ress April 2014
There’s no doubt about it: spring has arrived and it’s living up to its name. If you’ve always wanted to know where the grapes for our wines grow, then join us for one of our tailor-made wine hikes.

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