Riesling is a phenomenon: the wines range from contagious cheerfulness to intellectual challenge. In Rheinhessen, Riesling is the most important grape variety - and the Riesling prospect for Rheinhessen is quickly formulated: It is moving forward.
Si, si - Silvaner. Nothing more than that! Matches pasta, fish, poultry and asparagus anyway - and yet, it machtes so much more. Many ingenious Silvaner combinations are still waiting for their discovery. Just lik this fascinating grape variety.
The Cistercian monks, who cultivated this grape variety at Lake Balaton in the 14th century, were the godfathers of Pinot Gris. While working in the vineyards they wore grey robes: the common Cistercian clothing.
Rheinhessen winemakers seem to have made a veritable pact with Pinot Blanc. Of course, as the viticultural parameters in Rheinhessen and the desires of "Weißburgunder", as Pinot Blanc is called in Germany, match each other perfectly.
"A successful "Scheu" is a blend of fruit flavors that range from blackcurrant to yellow grapefruit and exotic fruits. Full bodied, very juicy and with lively but not pointed acidity, this wine acts like a kind of accelerated Riesling. "
The Huxelrebe is the grape variety with the Janus face. On one hand, it can yield large quantities of uncomplicated wines, but on the other, it can also be the source of highly refined sweet wines with enormous storage potential.