Uhlbacher Götzenberg VDP. Große Lage
“Götzenberg” translates as “Idol Mountain” and refers to an ancient Mithras idol that was unearthed here. It is a relic of Roman times and was likely left behind by soldiers from the large barracks that once stood in Cannstatt.
Stuttgart-Uhlbach is situated in a basin-shaped side valley off the Neckar River. Protected by the Schurwald forest on both the northern and eastern sides, the vineyard experiences major diurnal temperature fluctuations. The strong thermal winds also lead to traditionally longer hangtimes than in the neighboring Fellbacher Lämmler. The classified vineyards are situated within the historical Steingrube block, whose name plays on the region’s notably weathered Schlifsandstein (reed sandstone). This unique foundation makes for wines of unmistakable character. In contrast to the more reserved Lämmler, they are extremely expressive in their youth and deliver stunning fruit and aromatics. In grand vintages, the wines from both sites are similarly long lived.