The Princes of Hesse dynasty is one of the oldest aristocratic families in Europe dating back 800 years with ties to most of Europe’s Royal families. The family’s vision is to help re-establish German/Rheingau Riesling as one of the world’s noble grapes and wines, and with that vision in mind the estate focuses solely on Riesling. The Heart of the Rheingau – The Prinz von Hessen wine estate is situated on the eastern edge of Johannisberg, in the Rheingau. Rheingau is the heart of the German winemaking culture. Three thousand hectares are under vine, 80% of which are planted with Riesling, making up 7% of the total global Riesling plantings. Wines from the estate Prinz von Hessen are unmistakable in taste, aroma, terroir and appearance. Their classification within the quality pyramid as premium wines, vineyard designated wines, or estate wines ensure their consistently reliable quality and distinction in taste. The careful cultivation of the wines promotes their unmistakable character. The Prinz von Hessen estate has a total of 31 hectares under vine, of which 70% is classified as being First Growth Vineyards, many national and international credits endorse the aim of the estate Prinz von Hessen to establish itself as a top-level wine-growing estate.
A typical Rheingau Riesling with a lively pale-yellow colour and light green reflexes. A juicy wine with a fresh, clear and fruity bouquet which reminds a little bit of apple, citrus, decent grapefruit and in the background a little peach. The flavour of this wine has a light residual sweetness and a clear structure.