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Schloss Reinhartshausen (Reinhartshausen Castle, pronounced “Rhine-hearts-how-sen”) has been identified with production of rare and majestic German Rieslings since 1337. Across the centuries, this magnificent estate on the banks of the Rhine has played a central role in the Rheingau district’s reputation as a source of some of the world’s most transcendent white wines. Admired for their richness and depth, these full-bodied, opulent wines are sometimes referred to as the Kings of German Riesling.

Schloss Reinhartshausen embraces 15 separate vineyard sites located in the vicinity of the townships of Erbach and Hattenheim. These include a significant portion of the legendary Grand Cru Erbacher Marcobrunn vineyard, as well as the neighboring Erbacher Schlossberg site in its 15-acre entirety. With a combined total of 203 acres planted to vine, Schloss Reinhartshausen is the largest privately owned wine estate in the Rheingau and is a member of the VDP (Verband Deutscher Qualitäts- und Prädikatsweingüter).

Production Area
Country: Germany
Region: Rheingau
Designation: Qualitätswein (QbA)

Made in an off-dry style, Old Vines Riesling is the product of 40-year-old vines planted in the Hohenrain vineyard.

Grape Varieties
100% Riesling

Vinification
A dry and sunny August and September helped produce grapes of exceptional quality. Cool nights ensured preservation of good acidity and an optimal development of aromas. The Hohenrain, located above the old center of Erbach, is situated on a south slope with a gradient of 10%. That guarantees sunlight until the early evening hours. The site is composed of deep loess-loam and tertiary marl soil and is protected from harsh westerly winds by a 10-foot wall. Schloss Reinhartshausen practices sustainable viticulture.

Color
Pale Gold.

Bouquet
Intense fruit aromas of ripe peaches, apricot and yellow citrus fruits.

Taste
A well-integrated palate demonstrates a deft interplay of sweetness and acidity.

Alcohol
12%

 

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