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QUALITY LEVELS

Do something good to your body so that your soul enjoys living.
 
THERESA VON AVILLA

OUR  WINES, QUALITY AT EVERY LEVEL.

 

Our wines are:

 

  • as diverse and unique as the soils and the people here at the heart of Rheinhessen.

  • as sustainable as we wish the future of our descendents to be

  • as high quality as befits this heavenly product   

All of our wines grow on our own vineyards, mature in our cellar and are filled into the wine bottle on our premises. We vouch with our name for the quality of our wines.

QUALITY  PYRAMID BY VINEYARD

WINES FROM DRY TO OFF-DRY (SEMI-DRY)

It is with gratitude, experience and respect for the treasures of nature that we classify our dry and semi-dry wines in dependence on their origin. The more individual the origin of the wine is, the higher is the quality. Following the French model for wine appellation we distinguish between estate, local and site wines. 

SITE WINES (Lagenwein)

Top quality wines from our best single sites. Low yields and selective hand-picking shape these complex wines with special site characteristics and excellent ageing potential.

LOCAL WINES (Ortswein)

Elegant and powerful varietal wines shaped by the microclimate of our village.

ESTATE WINE (Gutswein)

Sophisticated wines for every day - fruity, palatable and uncomplicated.

QUALITY  PYRAMID BY VINEYARD

MILD TO NOBLE  SWEET WINES 

Our fruity and noble sweet wines are designated according to the fructose content (=Oechsle) of the grapes. The higher the Oechsle degrees, the higher the quality of the wine. The Prädikat levels (ripeness level designation) Kabinett (literally “cabinet”, Spätlese (late harvest), Auslese(select harvest), Beerenauslese(select berry harvest) and Eiswein(ice wine) serve to qualify the described quality levels).

TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE
(select dry berry harvest) - EDELSÜSS

For the highest Prädikat level, must weight above 150 degrees oechsle, the berries are shrunk to the size of raisins. Trockenbeerenauslese is characterized by an extremely high concentration,  amber color and highly complex aromas. 

EISWEINE (ice wine) - EDELSÜSS

Eiswein is made from berries which are frozen on the vine at the time of the harvest as well as during pressing (-10°). Ice wine making is not possible every year, requires great experience and is not achieved without risk - all of which make it a particular specialty.

BEERENAUSLESE
(dry berry selection) - EDELSÜSS

Must weight 121-150

Individual noble sweet berries are harvested by hand. Beerenauslese inspires with a high concentration of fruit aromas and sweetness.

AUSLESE (selection) - EDELSÜSS

Must weight 100 – 120 degrees Oechsle.

Made exclusively from overripe berries often affected by noble rot. Auslese wines inspire with their abundance of fruit aromas. 

SPÄTLESE (late harvest)

Minimum must weight 90 – 100 degrees Oechsle; ripe wines which impress with their abundance of fruit aromas.

KABINETT UND QUALITY WINES

Must weight 90 degrees Oechsle.

Light, varietal fruity wines, frequently with low alcohol content.

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