Nomen est omen! This steep cone-shaped hill above our monopole Hermannsberg site is as stony as its name suggests.
An important detail here is the pale colour of the volcanic Lemberg porphyry bedrock, in contrast to the dark melaphry of the Kupfergrube site just a couple of hundred meters away, and this makes the Steinberg unique.
Because the soil of the Steinberg is so pale it remains cool, like the soil in the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis, where the chalk-rich Kimmeridgean soil is also pale in colour. This is why both these wines have a sleek and stony personality.
Our Steinberg wines (first vintage 2013) are strong characters with great depth, but always tend in the austere direction. They’ve already built a strong following and often sell out long before the next vintage is released.
The naturally sweet Spätlese from this site is also, in every sense of these words, a firm feature of our range. It impresses with finesse and balance.