Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen
The origin of the site's name is open to theory. On the one hand, Wisselbrunnen could derive from "Wiesel," i.e. weasel, or "Wiese," meaning meadow. Others see an affinity with the Latin "fistula," or pipe(s), in reference to the "Brunnen," or spring, located there. The vineyard lies 100 meters/328 feet above sea level and faces south-southwest, an optimal position for absorbing solar radiation. Wisselbrunnen's light, Tertiary marl soils have a good water balance so that even in very dry years, grapes can ripen extremely well.

Category: Classified vineyard
Total size of vineyard: 16,9 ha (41.8 acres)
Surface owned by Balthasar Ress:   0,2 ha (0.5 acres)
Grape variety:   Riesling
Exposure / Slope:   south to southwest, 8%
Soil:   Medium-deep and deep slate soil, deep loess and loess-loam.




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jamessuckling.com
2015 Balthasar Ress Rheingau Rüdesheim Riesling trocken - 90 Punkte

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News March 2017
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