This site assimilates a number of differing micro-climates and soils. It is named for the very warm and ancient sites on the edge of the Stuttgart basin featuring heavy gypsum keuper. Our Sauvignon blanc thrives in the ideal conditions on the high sandstone southeast sites near the forest. The “(W)Ifinger,” the Rems Valley’s oldest Sauvignon blanc vineyard, can be seen in the video. The site contributed significantly to the success — some might even say Renaissance — of Sauvignon blanc in our region.
The success of Schwarzriesling (Pinot Meunier) in the chalky, clayey lower soils reaffirms why it is one of the most important varieties for Champagne. The same applies to Samtrot and Spätburgunder, both of which are also used for base wines in German sparkling production. Trollinger, in contrast, prefers the gentler sloped and easily warmed “Leber” soils that retain water well.