Made in accordance with the stringent production criteria of the classification of the Bernkasteler Ring, wines with the designation “Grosses Gewächs Bernkasteler Ring” represent the premium line of the association’s dry wines. These Grand Crus can only come from the best sites of the steep slopes and are distinguished by their exceptional aging potential. To be awarded the status of “Grosses Gewächs”, selective hand-harvesting, a restriction of yields to 50 hl/ha and the passing of a stringent sensory examination by a highly qualified professional panel are required.
Every year the new vintage is presented on the day of the Riesling auction!
The criteria for the production of Grosse Gewächse in a nutshell:
|Site:||as classified by the association|
|Exposition:||SSO to SSW|
|Yield:||max. 50 hl/ha|
|Additional:||selective manual harvesting|
|Minimum must weight:||93° Oechsle|
|Taste:||within the legal definition of dry|
|Vinification:||traditional, no must concentration|
By a panel of eight qualified experts
Grosses Gewächs, without any description by predicate or taste, but details of vineyard, vintage, variety and legally required information
Special bottle, GG-sticker, front and back label
From 01. 08. of the year subsequent to the vintage
You can obtain a list of the present vintage from our office. Please use this link for contact!