In Walporzheim the Ahr valley starts to get more narrow. The hillsides become steeper and are shaped as terraces, with constitute the vineyards ancient reputation of being on of the best in the region.
The name of the vineyard side goes back to the Romans who settled near Walporzheim and cultivated wine and herbs in the Kräuterberg because of the good climatic condition.
The soil consists mainly of slate and greywacke decomposition stone. The steepness and the intense direct sunlight create a nearly Mediterranean microclimate. The wines are powerful, rich and bucket with a typical herb aroma.
Harvest of the fully ripe grapes with a yield of 30hl/ha gentle treatment, ageing in barrique for about 16 months (70% new oak).
Tasting notes: Complex wine with ripe aroma of different fruits like blackberry, raspberry, plums, dark chocolate with spicy herbs, liquorice and roasted aroma. Well-balanced tannin structure, elegant and complex, good potential.
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0,2 g/l
Acidity: 5,2 g/l