Sandwiched between rugged cliffs and the river Nahe the Felsenberg site looks exactly how wine drinkers around the world imagine steep German vineyards.
The Nahe Valley is generally quite wide, but this is its narrowest point and that together with the cliffs turns the Felsenberg into a Riesling hot house. Although this site shares the same volcanic melaphry soil and a smoky-mineral character with the neighbouring Kupfergrube, 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 (we avoid that in all our dry wines), and this helps prevent these wines from ever becoming opulent. Due to having less than one hectare of vineyards here the production of our Felseberg GG is always limited.