The Herrenberg vineyard is based more on red slate, than its neighbor Abtsberg. It also has deeper topsoil that retains more water, which can be of great benefit in dry years. The wines are more generous and tend to open up sooner than those of Abtsberg, but are capable of equal longevity. This wine is produced in the delicate Kabinett style, and exhibits the distinctive stone fruit flavors and red slate minerality that are typical of this vineyard’s terroir.
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Vineyard Source: Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg
Soil Type: Red Devonian slate
Age of Vines: 40 years, average
Vineyard Management: Practicing organic, but not certified
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in old Fuder casks.