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.