What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
Region: NaheGrape: RieslingVineyard:Roxheimer HöllenpfadSoil:Limestone with veins of red sandstoneWine making: Fermentations occur is a combination of stainless & used large oakSlope: 40-65%Aspect: SouthAge of Vines: Approx. 10-40 yearsClassified VDP. ERSTE LAGE® with the parcel HÖLLENPFAD IM MÜHLENBERG Classified as VDP. GROSSE LAGERoxheimer HöllenpfadFamous, steeply sloping vineyard in a small side valley of the middle section of the Nahe River. The “Höllenpfad” (“Path to Hell”) name is an old one, likely referencing both the vineyard‘s steep slope as well as the unique color of the red sandstone. The surrounding landscape is bathed daily in the rich, warm light of the evening sun as it reflects off the hillside‘s distinctive red soil. It‘s also not hard to imagine that the word „Hell“ might have been uttered by many a winegrower after a particularly laborious day on these steep slopes. The weathered warm sandstone of the Rotliegend strata lends the wines their inimitable character. Grapes grown here tend to be very small with intense, nuanced aromas; the resulting wines are elegant with a spicy mineral fruit and excellent aging potential.
Is there a better grape than Riesling? Is there a better value? Its fruit purity, its perfume, and its mineral nuance are all unparalleled. And for centuries, the top German Rieslings were priced accordingly: at least as expensive as the top red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But nowadays you could spend a lifetime exploring Germany’s great Riesling-producing regions while staying well within your budget. You might take an occasional break to try Germany’s other white grapes or perhaps a glass of Spätburgunder (the local name for Pinot Noir). It’s time to get started!