Vineyard: The Forster Ungeheuer vineyard is located west of the wine village of First on the slopes of the Haardt Mountains. The name comes from the former town clark of Deidesheim, Johann Adam Ungeheuer, who died in 1699. His gravestone can still be found today next to the old church in Mussbach. The former Chancellor of the Reich, Otto von Bismarck, said about the wine from this vineyard: "This Ungeheuer taste monstrous to me!"
Wine: The vines in Ungehauer are up to 35 years old. From these plots originate the grapes for the Big Growth. After the selective harvest the grapes were gently pressed. The must was spontaneously aged in wooden barrels after the sedimentation of the trub. Shortly before filling in July, the individual batches were raked off by the yeast and filled.
The nose is spicy, almost ethereal with exotic fruit, smoke and subtle flinty notes. In the mouth you first notice the fine acidity paired with dark minerality and saltiness. Even after swallowing, the wine remains on the palate for a long time with notes of bergamot, agrees and smoke.
When the Ungeheuer GG has harmonised and opened up in a few years, one will only recognise the true greatness of this wine.
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 2,6 g/l
Acidity: 7,4 g/l