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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07. September 2014
Balthasar Ress Weinwanderung durch die Hattenheimer Gemarkung
Balthasar Ress Weinwanderung durch die Hattenheimer Gemarkung mit Sektempfang, Weinverkostung und kleinem Rheingauer Vesper-Snack.

06.09.2014 - 07.09.2014
Verkostung des Steigwein "R" und der VDP. GROSSEN GEWÄCHSE® in der Vinothek in Hattenheim
Vorstellung des Steigwein "R" und der VDP. GROSSEN GEWÄCHSE®.

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Latest media mentions
18. August 2014
FinanzNachrichten.de
Hamburger Gourmetnacht auf MS EUROPA

31. July 2014
Kulinariker - Das Magazin für mehr Genuss.
Balthasar Ress: Fokus auf Qualität

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Latest news
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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