Binger Scharlachberg
Stilisierte Karte von Rheinhessen

Bingen Scharlachberg (Scarlet fever hill of Bingen)

Red pigments in the soil for top Rieslings

The people who gave the name to this single vineyard site chose something that takes some getting used to: in the case of the childhood disease scarlet fever, the tongue turns red. The single vineyard Scharlachberg consists of "Quarzit Rigosol", a strongly consolidated sandstone with a high iron oxide content. The iron discolours the soil orange-red or scarlet. The vineyard was first mentioned in a document in 1248 with the name "vocatur scarlachen". It extends above the Bingen district of B├╝desheim. Rieslings with great ripening potential come from here.

Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg
Binger Scharlachberg

facts and figures

Vineyard: 26 hectare Community: Sea level: 100-200 m Exposure: South
Region:
Bingen

soil types

Quartzite / Rigosol

quartzite rigosol

Heavily consolidated Devonian sandstone

Medium-sized, stony, sandy loam soil, moderate storage capacity for soil water available for plants, good aeration, poor in nutrients, acidic soil reaction, good heatability, moderate to good root penetration

Fine fruity, apple, peach, mirabelle plum, herbaceous, smoky, lively acidity, tingling freshness, mineral tension, rather lean, ripening time necessary

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