This benchmark Rheinhessen estate was founded in 1890 by the Banker Carl Gunderloch. It has been the passion of the family to focus on the Riesling variety which finds perfect conditions in their vineyards. The 250 million year old “Red slate” -Soil from permian times and the special microclimatic setting on the steep slopes next to the impressive River Rhein build the base for the creation of unique wines. Now the Hasselbach Family cultivates 24ha of vineyards which are planted with 85% Riesling. Working with the vineyards they feel obliged to preserve the plants and the sanity of the soil for the generations to come. Already with cautious pruning they are aiming for very low yields around 50 hl/ha. It is the family’s ambition to find the perfect balance of aromatics, a fruity acidity and the typical minerality of the slaty soils in the grapes.
Riesling pure and focused, at its best! Typical fruity characteristics and long mineral finish of the “Red Slate” vineyards. This “Estate Riesling” is the “liquid business card” of the winery. Produced from the family’s three top vineyard sites Nierstein Hipping, Nierstein Pettenthal and Nackenheim Rothenberg.