Oestricher Doosberg
The slightly sloping and south-facing Doosberg site lies on the edge of the eastern border of Oestrich. A constant stream of air flows over this inclined plain, which is especially advantageous in autumn, since it helps dry out the dampness of fog or rain, thereby enabling the grapes to remain healthy for a longer time. The name derives from "Dachsberg" - literally, "badger hill" - since the deep loess and loess-loam soils are well-suited for the little creatures' burrows. Compared with other Oestrich sites, grapes in the Doosberg vineyard usually achieve the highest ripeness levels. The wines are full-bodied and powerful, and often don't show their potential until two or three years after bottling.

Category: Classified vineyard
Total size of vineyard: 101.2 ha (250 acres)
Surface owned by Balthasar Ress:   1.9 ha (4.7 acres)
Grape variety:   Riesling
Exposure / Slope:   south to southwest, 5-27%
Soil:   Primarily deep loess and loess-loam interspersed with veins of quartzite. Good ability to store water.




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