In Great-aunt Emma Schürmann’s little vineyard – the best site on Eisenberg – Blaufränkisch grapes have grown for 45 years on a blue and green slate substratum beneath heavily calcareous clayey loam soil. What the land and its people bring forth on this steep southern slope has awakened the desire in us to tap these resources too.
The rocky subsoil allows good drainage. This results in freshness and bright fruit; the clay in the topsoil imparts a delicate sweetness and body. The view from the steep site adds lightness to the wine. An elegant Blaufränkisch with plenty of finesse.
Orography: Hillside sloping steeply to the south
Soil : Brown earth, very rocky, lime-free, well rooted
Geology: Talus material out of weathered bladed slate on top of green slate out of basaltic tuff and lava.
Age: approx. 130 million years
Density: 6000 vines/hectare
Age of Vines: 45 years