Agnes and Fritz Hasselbach run this highly acclaimed estate with great love and care. If proof were needed of their excellence, this is the only winery in the world ever to have received a perfect 100 points three times from The Wine Spectator. The estate has just over 28 acres of vineyards. In Nackenheim they own a nearly monopole position in the Grand Cru Rothenberg (65% of the estate’s holdings) which is planted to Riesling. The average yield is held to 45 hl/ha, amongst the lowest in Germany, resulting in wines of high extraction and great quality. The cellar work is accomplished with a minimum amount of handling and is very reductive in style. Minimum ripeness for the various quality levels is significantly above the requirements of the German wine law. The wines are never de-acidified and in high acid vintages bottling is often delayed to allow the wines to harmonize and soften. The Rieslings from the Rothenberg are some of the finest in Rheinhessen and in Germany. These are full, elegant wines with great structure and fine acidity for long aging.