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Snooth User: Rafael100

Castle Hornberg in Germany (Götz von Berlichingen)

Posted by Rafael100, May 27, 2015.

Dear Community

Today I want to introduce you(sorry for my bad english) to a very special winery namely namely the estate of Burg Hornberg in Germany, the second oldest vineyard in the world. Prior to short what the situation and cultivation. Then on the actual wine.

All vines grow on limestone soils that are very stony and therefore need a strong root system develop in order to get nutrients, this means a characterful wine. The terraced layers (southwest exposure) are supported by limestone dry stone walls and can thus easily store the heat of the day. Limestone gives the wine thus be "certain something".


Little Johnson had to tell in the 90s only good about this insider winery just the Riesling is truly world class. We are all aware that as an entry in a well-known wine guide costs money every year and these costs for each new wine guide for such a small but top class winery is too much and therefore, unfortunately, most people do not known this Hidden Champion.


The special thing about this winery only sales direct and is not available outside the walls.


Except in the online store of the winery von Gemmingen-Hornberg.




Today they offer


White wines: Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat,

Chardonnay, Sylvaner, a "Götz" white wine

Rosé wines: Schiller, Trollinger

Red wines: Trollinger, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder

Sparkling wine: Riesling

I can only speak from my experience and would like to share with you this well-hidden winery. Which manufactures such good wines. Since my first wine tasting there I'm a supporter of Götz von Berlichingen wines.

Bye Rafael



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