STEINBERG NIEDERHAUSEN RIESLING TROCKEN GG 2018
This steep cone-shaped hill above our monopole Hermannsberg site is as stony as its name suggests. An important detail is the pale color of the volcanic Lemberg porphyry bedrock, in contrast to the dark melaphry of the Kupfergrube site just a few hundred meters away, and this makes the Steinberg unique. Because the soil of the Steinberg is so pale it remains cool, like the soil in the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis, where the chalk-richKimmeridgean soil is also pale in color. This gives these wines a sleek and stony personality. Our Steinberg wines (first vintage 2013) are strong characters with great depth, but always tend in the austere direction. They’ve already built a strong following and often sell out long before the next vintage is released.