Albiger Hundskopf
Stilisierte Karte von Rheinhessen

Albiger Hundskopf (dog’s head of Albig)

Woof! Woof! A dog's head for vine diversity

Rumour has it that the vineyard looks like a lying dog from the west. Indeed, the hill has a peculiar shape, but not everyone recognises it as a dog shape. Whether this is the case or not, field name researchers consider this charming story to be the most plausible explanation. On the south-western slope, the vines grow on limestone and marl with a rich clay content. All grape varieties are represented, and the winegrowers even produce noble sweet wines with great storage potential here. At the highest point of the vineyard, the tower "Auf dem Fels" (engl. on the hill), a vineyard and observation tower inaugurated in 2001 can be found.

Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf
Albiger Hundskopf

facts and figures

Vineyard: 141 hectare Community: Sea level: 175-223 m Exposure: all slope directions
Region:
Nierstein

soil types

Marl / pararendzina

Lime-rich loams and sands; Tertiary sea deposits

Deep, calcareous clay soil with a high proportion of swellable clay, lower storage capacity for soil water available to plants, limited water permeability and ventilation, nutrient-rich, very calcareous, moderate warmability, difficult to root through

Dense, powerful, full-bodied, expressive, balanced acidity, sustainability and intensity through fruit, melting and opulence. Juicy, exotic aromas in white wines, mango, honeydew melon, apricot. Dark fruit aromas, smoky spiciness in red wines

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