From a historical point of view, the wines of Rheinhessen are rather interesting, as these German wines stem from the oldest and largest wine-growing region in the country. In recent years, this region has been particularly noted for the excellent quality of its white and red wines.
The Rheinhessen region, known as Rhine-Hesse in English, is famous for its breathtaking scenery. The famous "Land of a Thousand Hills" is aptly named, with vineyards spread over 26,000 hilly hectares. To the north and east, the Rhine River forms the border of the Rheinhessen, while to the south, the Harz Mountains outline the region’s boundaries and the Nahe river provides a natural geographical demarcation. The main city of the region is Mainz.
Thanks to this ideal geographical position, the vineyards are particularly well protected from the wind and the climate is warm in summer and mild in winter. The geology is also very interesting for vine growing. Loess, limestone, clay, sand, limestone, quartzite, marl and brown soil form a particularly rich mosaic of soils which leads to the development of many subtle aromas.
Indeed, Rheinhessen wines are top-of-the-range products that reveal the finest expressions of the Müller-Thurgau, Riesling and Sylvaner grape varieties in white wines and Pinot Noir (known as Spätburgunder in Germany) in red.
The cultivation of these grape varieties benefits from a great deal of know-how and a deep respect for the terroirs. This can be seen in the white wines, which fully express the character of the land in which they were born: dry, rich and mineral or acidic, Rheinhessen white wines truly enchant the palate. The red wines perfectly express the fruity style of the Pinot Noir variety.