Historically a late developer, it?s also historically a splendid Riesling.
Steep cliffs of extrusive igneous rock (phorphyry and melaphyr) rise directly from the banks of the River Nahe between Norheim and Niederhausen. In between these cliffs there are small hollow, known in local dialect as Dellchen. Here, the slate soils are mixed with stony precipitate sedimentary rock of the adjacent volcanic cliffs. The extremely steep, perfectly south-facing slope is terraced by dry stone walls. Protected by the surrounding cliffs, the grapes reach very high levels of ripeness.