Historically the most renowned in the area, the wines from this vineyard were originally destined for the table of the Abbot (or “Abt”) of the Abbey of St. Maximin.
The Abtsberg is without question our estate’s most renowned vineyard site, famous for producing wines of almost peerless longevity. Its bedrock is blue Devonian slate, forming a rounded summit that opens up from the southeast to southwest. The estate’s finest parcels, the source for our GG wines, are located at the heart of the vineyard’s cone, reaching gradients of up to 75%! While the full length of the 14-hectare Abtsberg transitions seamlessly into the Herrenberg vineyard to the west, the soil tends to be shallower and more fossil-rich here. This heightened minerality is reflected in the wines as well.
Abtsberg wines are characterized by a finely structured subtle minerality, a racy acidity, generous fruit, and great delicacy. They are amongst the longest-lived Rieslings of the region.
97 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com – “What a stunningly delicate peach and apricot nose this cool northerly beauty has! Great concentration and elegance, the filigree finish stretching out towards infinity. Drink or hold.”