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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02. June 2014
Message from Christian Ress June 2014
If statistics and surveys are credible, then Germans are “world champions” when it comes to travel. They travel more frequently and extensively than any other people on earth. Parts of the Balearic Islands (Majorca and Ibiza) and the Canary Islands have long been inundated by German tourists, and even far-away places, like Thailand, the Caribbean, and South Africa, are common destinations.
02. June 2014
News June 2014
Never before have we harvested as many grapes in our vineyard on Sylt as in 2013. This meant we could bottle the complete harvest in full-sized (0.75 l) bottles, whereas our 2012 vintage was only available as “wine in tubes".
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