Norheimer Kirschheck

Here, only 1.5 km south of the volcanic soils of the Traiser Rotenfels, the Riesling vines grow on weathered Tholey slate.

 

One of the oldest recorded vineyards on the Nahe is located in a part of the village of Norheim.The area was once rampant with wild cherries before the slopes were planted with vines. The steep, south-facing vineyard rises high above the Middle Nahe. Here we find Tholey slate, a grey slate with sandstone deposits of Upper Rotliegend.  The steep slope and slate soil, which permit only low yields of up to 50 hl/ha, mean that the site warms up easily, allowing for a long ripening period.

 

In 1996 we acquired the steepest parcels and planted them with Riesling vines. Since then we have been harvesting wines with lively, fruity notes and cool, discrete minerality.