Vineyards

Forster Ungeheuer ('Monster')

"This Ungeheuer tastes monstrously good," Otto von Bismarck is supposed to have exclaimed on tasting this wine. This widely-known name actually dates back to a term from 1460 "Ungehuwer". The soil consists of buntsandstein, mixed with chalk sandstone gravel and basalt. The location in the middle of the slope affords protection from west winds, meaning that the grapes ripen more early, giving an optimum degree of ripeness. The main varieties grown here are Riesling and Scheurebe. The wines are distinguished by fine fruit with excellent minerality and enormous fullness.

The vineyard encompasses a total area of 29 ha, of which we own 2.5 ha.

 

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