Oppenheim | VDP.AUS ERSTEN LAGEN
100-160 m in elevation, approx. 30% gradient, calcareous soil
Our Oppenheimer sites are the bedrock of our estate, and open up like an amphitheater. Unlike in our parcels directly along the Rhine, the vines here do not grow in weathered red slate, but rather calcareous soils. The combination of warm climate and relatively cool terroir gives the wines from the Oppenheim Erste Lage their unmistakable tension between ripe fruit and nuanced elegance.