Gut Hermannsberg

Gut Hermannsberg

To visit the estate winery of Gut Hermannsberg, one drives on the narrow, winding roads between steep vine-covered slopes through the enchanting Nahe Valley. Once through the entrance gates, you ascend to the 1902 founded Royal Prussian Wine Domaine with unparalleled views. It is like taking a trip...

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Just Riesling

Juicy and animating! Just Riesling is created with captivating fruit aromas and harmonious acidity. A Riesling that does not deny its origins. Aromas of green apple and citrus with a slight minerality and herbal spiciness lead to a pleasant drinking flow. Youthful and uncomplicated it opens the doors to the Riesling world of Gut Hermannsberg.

The Just Riesling refreshes on the terrace and as a light aperitif, harmonizes with seasonal, light cuisine and invigorate carpaccio and ceviche as well as light pasta dishes and salads.

Ratings

16.5 Jancis Robinson points

Wine Facts

  • Riesling
  • VDP.GUTSWEIN
  • Soil diversity of different “Grosse Lagen”
  • 0.75Ltr
  • 7.6g/l
  • 6.4g/l
  • 11.5%
  • 6-10°C

7 Terroirs Riesling

The “7 Terroirs” is made 100% out of Gut Hermannsberg 7 VDP.GrosseLagen, which are vinified separately in the cellar and blended afterwards. This spontaneously fermented Riesling cannot deny its making. The complex herbal and smokey-mineral aromas are compelling and can be tasted right after the first sip. On the palate, this wine presents citrus and stone fruit aromas and convinces with its powerful taste and its elegance.

The grapes for this wine originate from Gut Hermannsberg seven single vineyards which are all classified as VDP.GrosseLagen by the VDP. The diverse microclimates and soil conditions of our vineyards are all combined in this Riesling. The conditions of the vineyards are determined by steep and stinted slopes and the near by Nahe-River, with its narrow valley.

The “7Terroirs” is a universal food companion and works well with grilled, roasted, or baked goods. We love to pair this wine with an Avocado-Salad and grilled prawns.

Ratings

16 Jancis Robinson points

Wine Facts

  • Riesling
  • VDP.GUTSWEIN
  • Lemberg-Porphyre, Melaphyre, Clay Slate, Rhyolite
  • 0.75Ltr
  • 7.6g/l
  • 4.0g/l
  • 12.5%
  • 8-12°C

Steinterrassen Riesling

The quality of this dry Riesling is the link between Gut Hermannsberg’s VDP.Ortsweine and VDP.GrosseGewächse. The base for this vineyard blend derives from the steep slope Grand Cru vineyard “RosselNiederhausen”. The main aromas of this Riesling are Amalfi-lemon and wild herbs, and its elegant structure and complexity are captivating. This “2020 Steinterassen Riesling” is an astonishing elegant dry wine which is just starting to show its full potential.

Due to this special microclimate in the “RosselNiederhausen” you will find an extraordinary quality of grapes. Our “Steinberg Niederhausen” has a barren ground with volcanic origin. The rhyolite soils from the time of the “Rotliegenden” have a high amount of iron giving the “Rotenberg Altenbamberg” its name. This wine is as diverse as the soils.

A great food pairing for the “2020 Riesling Steinterrassen” is red meat, like Entrecote or Roast beef. Accompanied by grilled Vegetables and a creamy Risotto.

Ratings

17 Jancis Robinson points

Wine Facts

  • Riesling
  • VDP.GUTSWEIN
  • RosselNiederhausen, Steinberg Niederhausen, Rotliegenden
  • Melaphyre, Carbon Slate, Rhyolite
  • 0.75Ltr
  • 7.4g/l
  • 3.0g/l
  • 12.5%
  • 8-12°C

2016 Hermannsberg Riesling GG Reserve

We love the unique beauty of our monopoly vineyard “Hermannsberg” which lies right in front of our manor house. The 2016 “Hermannsberg” presents a bouquet of orange zest-, quince- and light yeasty flavors. The clay slate differentiates this vineyard from all the other neighboring, expressive vineyards that usually consist of volcanic rock offering a subtle elegance and precision. The mouthwatering taste of ripe stone fruits, limes and wild herbs is in great balance with a well embedded, racy acidity. A dry, citric finish with light tannins. This wine has a great aging potential.

The “Hermannsberg” is the only one out of the 7 VDP.Grosse Lage / Grand Cru vineyard sites with a clay- slate bedrock. This is the source of the elegance and delicate minerality of the “Hermannsberg”-wines. A layer of loess, a wind born sediment, on top of the slate gives the wines their richness.

Veal or Poultry Liver with sage and mashed potatoes is a great match with this wine. Dishes cooked with a variation of herbs and powerful spiciness like grilled seabream served with a creamy Risotto.

Ratings

18.5 Jancis Robinson points | 93 Wine Spectator points

Wine Facts

  • Riesling
  • VDP.GROSSE LAGE
  • Hermannsberg
  • Clay Slate, Loess, Melaphyre
  • 0.75Ltr
  • 8.7g/l
  • 3.0g/l
  • 12.5%
  • 8-12°C

Riesling Sekt Brut

At once light and refreshing, yet elegant and mineral our Riesling Brut has a very attractive balance of apple and citrus aromas with a discreet creaminess from sur lie aging. Since the first release based on 2016 base wines the aging has been extended to a minimum two years in bottle and that considerably improved both the harmony and the texture of the mousse. Now we are very close to perfecting this product that is an important ambassador for our style of Riesling, marrying real character with immediate charm.

As well suited to drinking with fish dishes as by itself our Riesling Brut has a lightness and freshness that appeals to everyone who likes the wines of this grape or other crisp dry white wines and/or lighter champagnes.

Winemaking: Champagne method with the second fermentation in bottle and at least two years on the lees in bottle.

Wine Facts

  • Riesling
  • VDP.Gutssekt
  • 0.75Ltr
  • 9.3g/l
  • 7.1g/l
  • 12%
  • 6-8°C

SCHLOSSBÖCKELHEIMER KUPFERGRUBE RIESLING GG RESERVE 2017

Thousands of hours of work were needed at the beginning of the 20th century to transform a former copper mine and rugged rocky terrain into an imposing vineyard and the view of the mighty terraces of the copper mine is unforgettable! This enormous feat of engineering and the great depth of the wines that grow here are awe-inspiring. The floors of this legendary southern exposure consist of volcanic melaphyre and give the wines a smoky note and warm spice. The Kupfergrube GG Reserve tastes as sublime as this skyward striving steep slope!The terraces of the legendary Kupfergrube site rise in a purely south-facing direction. The Kupfergrube GG Reserve is a wine with power and depth. It does not bang on the table to draw attention to its impressive mineral presence, but slowly draws anyone who is open to it into the depths.

The well-known wine merchant and critic Heiner Lobenberg says about the 2016 Kupfergrube GG Reserve: “…the acidity is concise but not hard, it guides the wine. I think in the long run this dryness, which the wine usually has, is a guarantee for the high class of this wine. It is unembellished. One of the great Rieslings from the Nahe and with uncanny reliability. 100/100.”

Wine Facts

  • 12.5%
  • Dry

SCHLOSSBÖCKELHEIMER KUPFERGRUBE RIESLING GG RESERVE 2015

Thousands of hours of work were needed at the beginning of the 20th century to transform a former copper mine and rugged rocky terrain into an imposing vineyard and the view of the mighty terraces of the copper mine is unforgettable! This enormous feat of engineering and the great depth of the wines that grow here are awe-inspiring. The floors of this legendary southern exposure consist of volcanic melaphyre and give the wines a smoky note and warm spice. The Kupfergrube GG Reserve tastes as sublime as this skyward striving steep slope! The terraces of the legendary Kupfergrube site rise up in a purely south-facing direction. The Kupfergrube GG Reserve is a wine with power and depth. It does not bang on the table to draw attention to its impressive mineral presence, but slowly draws anyone who is open to it into the depths.

The well-known wine merchant and critic Heiner Lobenberg says about the 2016 Kupfergrube GG Reserve: “…the acidity is concise but not hard, it guides the wine. I think in the long run this dryness, which the wine usually has, is a guarantee for the high class of this wine. It is unembellished. One of the great Rieslings from the Nahe and with uncanny reliability. 100/100.”

Wine Facts

  • 12.5%
  • Dry

ROTENBERG ALTENBAMERG RIESLING GG – TROCKEN 2020

The Rotenberg vineyard is located inAltenbamberg, in the Alsenz valley, a side valley of the Nahe. It is the highest of our 7 different Grosse Lage locations at 250-350 meters above sea level and the most remote vineyard of Gut Hermannsberg. It is like a lost world whose southern slopes tower over untouched forests and meadows. The reddish color of its volcanic rhyolite soils indicates the high iron content and gives it its name. The resultant unusual mineral content of the wines makes the Rotenberg taste enormously exciting and spicy. Our highest and steepest site is constantly swept by winds that provide an almost supernatural freshness.

A cool tension and freshness are characteristic of the Rotenberg VDPGG.The aroma is reminiscent of juicy stone fruit, wild herbs, and tangerine peel.The interplay of complex aromas, together with a refreshing acid structure, gives the wine an animating and intense drinking experience, while profound minerality and subtle phenolics ensure complexity. A young wine with a very long finish and great aging potential.

Wine Facts

  • 12.55%
  • Dry

TRAISER BASTEI BASTEI RIESLING GG LATE-RELEASE 2020

The TraiserBastei is one of the most spectacular vineyards in the world! Like an amphitheater, the gigantic Rotenfels towers over the tiny stage – a few narrow-terraced vines – on which only Riesling can play the starring role. At just 1.8 hectares, it is one of the smallest GG vineyards in Germany. The vines are rooted deep in the volcanic rhyolite debris that has crumbled off the more than 200-meter-high rock massif over thousands of years. The rock face – the highest north of the Alps – forms an enormous heat reservoir that protects the vines. Anyone who as seen the Rotenfels glowing in the evening light, can well imagine what the wines of this unique location sing about. Bottles of the Bastei GG, with their stunning minerality, are very rare.

As a late release, the Bastei GG is allowed to remain in the barrel on the lees for two years before it is bottled and sold. We own one hectare of this exceptional location, which means that the Bastei GG is always strictly limited and sells out quickly.

Wine Facts

  • 12.5%
  • Dry

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.

Wine Facts

  • 12.5%
  • Dry