Sandwiched between rugged cliffs and the river Nahe the Felsenberg site looks exactly how wine drinkers around the world imagine steep German vineyards to look.
The Nahe Valley is generally rather wide, but this is its narrowest point and together with the cliffs that turns the Felsenberg into a Riesling hot house.
Although the wines from this site share a smoky-mineral character with those from the neighbouring Kupfergrube (both have volcanic melaphry soil), the Felsenberg wines are more succulent in their youth, often with a hint of exotic fruit. Sometimes it is necessary to pick quite early here because of the danger of noble rot, something we work to avoid in our dry wines. This relatively early harvesting helps prevent these wines from ever becoming opulent.
Because we have less than one hectare of vineyards here the production of our Felseberg GG is always very limited.