Weingut Gunderloch

The estate has over 28 acres of vineyards. In Nackenheim almost a monopole position in the Rothenberg (65% of the estate's holdings) which is planted to Riesling, the Engelsberg with Riesling, Silvaner, Ruländer and Gewürztraminer and the Schmitts Kapellchen planted to Scheurebe and Müller-Thurgau. In Nierstein there are holdings in the Pettenthal and Hipping both planted to Riesling and the Paterberg with Ruländer and Müller-Thurgau.
The breakdown by varietal is 80% Riesling, 10% Silvaner, 5% Müller-Thurgau and the remaining 5%: Ruländer, Kerner, Scheurebe and Gewürztraminer.

The average yield is held to 45 hl/ha, amongst the lowest in Germany, and results in wines of high extract and quality. The cellar work is accomplished with a minimum amount of handling and very reductive in style. Minimum ripeness for the various quality levels is significantly above the requirements of the German wine law. The wines are never deacidified and in high acid vintages bottling is often delayed to allow the wines to harmonize and soften. The Rieslings from the Rothenberg and the Silvaners from the Engelsberg are some of the finest in Rheinhessen and Germany. They are full, elegant wines that often have a steely acid bite. It is easy to think you are drinking a Spätlese, when in actuality the wine is a Kabinett. Another specialty of the estate are dry styled Ruländer Auslese's which are finer than top Alsatian Pinot Gris, but have equal weight.

The Gunderloch Estate is a member of the Rheinhessen VDP.



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