90 - 140 m in elevation, approx. 75 – 120% gradient, red clay slate

The Roter Hang draws both its name and its character from the bank of clayey slate that drives to the surface in Nackenheim and runs for a stretch before disappearing back below to the south of Nierstein. This remarkable patch is home to famous Rieslings from historical grand crus as well as our premier cru ‘Riesling aus Ersten Lagen’. The Nackenheim Riesling Erste Lage serves both as a prototype for Riesling from this unique stone formation and as a showcase for why the Roter Hang and its wines are so coveted on the international stage.