Niederberg is the extension of the hillside adjoining Halenberg with the same blue slate and quartzite soils. The difference lies in its steepness (being 40 degrees vs Halenberg’s 70 degrees). Produced from 30 year old vines, the Niederberg Trocken 1G tenders very pure, dry, cool blue mineral flavours with a touch of lemon sherbet, thyme, smoke, apple and lime. Racy and cleansing. Fermented and matured in traditional German fuders, same as the GGs.
A great Nahe estate that was started by Werner Schönleber in the 1960s with just two hectares. Today the estate comprises 14 hectares, mainly Riesling, on the slate and quartzite soils of the Halenberg and Frühlingsplatzchen vineyards. Intense vineyard work and spontaneous fermentation in old oak casks together with ageing in steel vat conspire to produce intense, long lived Nahe Riesling that combines floral, charming qualitites with intense minerality. For the last five years, this estate has been perfoming to is maximum, rivalling Germany’s very greatest producers.