The Schloss Grand Cru site is amongst the best in the world. For the cellar masters of Schloss Rheinhartshausen, it is both an honor and a pleasure to be able to accompany these benchmark sites. The grapes of these Grand Cru are gently pressed by horizontal wood presses involving intense manual labor.
The Hohenrain located above the old center of Erbach is situated on a south slope with a gradient of 10%. That guarantees sunbeams until early evening hours. The site is protected from harsh west-wind by a wall of 3 meters. 1519 the site has been mentioned for the first time as "wingart des reyngen" and 1542 as the "Hohenreine". The term "Rain" means as the slope at the edge of agricultural land of a community, which means in that case that the wine site is in direct neighborhood to the sites of the community of the village Kiedrich. In the Hohenrain you find deep loess-loam and tertiary marly soil.
The vines do have very deep roots in related to their high age. Therefore they show intensive fruit aromas: ripe, white vineyard peach, apricot, and yellow citrus fruit.
Alcohol: 12,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 8,8 g/l
Acidity: 7,3 g/l