VDP.GROSSE AGE distinguishes the highest quality German vineyards. The best wines with a complex taste, expressive character and special ageing potential mature here. The VDP regional associations take great care of the locations determined and delimited to the exact parcel.
Dry wines from VDP.GROSSE LAGE are called VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHS.
The name Sonnenberg speaks for itself. 95% are steep slops, ideally facing south towards the sun and offering the best conditions for Pinot Noir. Due to its southern orientation and favorable slope, the Sonnenberg in Bad Neuenahr, located at 100-150m above sea level, is one of the preferred locations that benefit from high solar radiation and a favorable microclimate. The soil is a skelett-rich conglomerate of greywacke to greywacke slate mixed with loam proportions through hanging loam to loess and loess loam. One almost 5 meters high. The demolition edge in the lower area of the layer clearly shows the type of soil. Scientific studies have shown this to be the warmest place in the entire Ahr valley. The predominant grape variety Pinot Noir results in massive, voluminous wines that retain a fruity, elegant character due to the stone content of the soil.
Vinification: Old vines, sustanable vineyard work, consistent yield reduction and careful hand-picking form the basis for this wine. The yield is around 30hl/ha. The grapes are gently transported to the winery in small boxes, spontaneius fermentation, 20 days maceration time on the mash, ageing in barrique (70% new wood content) on the fine yeast for 18 months, then 6 months in bottle storage. Unfiltered bottling.
Wine: Complex wine with earthy, herbal and pronounced fruity aromas. Dark and red berries, a little cherry with pepper and malt combine with a fine acidity and clear minerality to form a full-bodied wine. A Pinot Noir with fine tannins, good substance, persistence on the palate and a juicy mineral finish.
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,1 g/l
Acidity: 5,5 g/l