ÖLBERG | VDP.GROSSE LAGE
80 - 170 m in elevation, approx. 65 – 120% gradient, red clay slate, 11.32 classified hectares
Ölberg is our southernmost site on the Roter Hang, facing due south with an inimitable view over the Rhine. When we first purchased this parcel, it was completely overgrown and required laborious recultivation to help the vines, planted in 1990, regain the upper hand. Despite the warm southern orientation, deep roots allow the vines to thrive without irrigation, using only a straw covering in winter and green cover in summer. Wines from Ölberg are powerful yet approachable, with a generous, opulent character.