Stilisierte Karte von Rheinhessen

Heimersheimer Sonnenberg

As always in Rheinhessen, this name comes from the southern position of the vineyards.

facts and figures

Vineyard: 106 hectare Community: Sea level: 230-285 m Exposure: mostly south to east

soil types

Limestone / Rendzina

limestone rendzina

Teritarian marine deposits from a calcareous algae reef

Shallow to medium-sized, very lime-rich, very stony, sandy loam soil, low storage capacity for soil water available to plants, rich in nutrients, rich in lime, good aeration, good heatability, limited rootability

Expressive, lively, aromatic, initially citrus, apple and gooseberry notes, with increasing ripe mango and passion fruit. Balanced acidity, mineral, chalky, elegant, multi-faceted, profound, closed in the youth, great development potential

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Limestone clay / terra fusca

chalky loam terra fusca

Tertiary marine deposits of a chalk algae reef, weathered brown clay

Medium to deep, rocky clay soil, moderate storage capacity for plant-available soil water, limited ventilation, nutrient-rich, calcareous, moderate heatability, limited root penetration

Fruity, full-bodied, pleasant opulence, large potential, maturity necessary, smoky notes, gentle acidity, mango and apricot, tension, rich complexity

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