Balthasar Ress | Rheingau
Founded in 1870 by the Rheingau hotelier Balthasar Ress, the wine estate numbers among the large, family-operated enterprises in the Rheingau today. A member of the selective VDP group, Balthasar Ress has consistent high standards of performance and reliability–hallmarks of the estate since its founding. In 1993, the new winery building “Rheinallee” purchased the old farm house offers in Rheinallee, which is an impressive setting for events of all kinds. Today the estate is run by Stefan and Christian Ress, who represent the fourth and fifth generations of the founding family. The vineyards cover 35 hectares of vineyards. They are planted on the vast majority of the Riesling (31.5 ha) and Pinot Noir and other varieties.
"Their Treasury Store (Wine Bank) vintage wines dating back until 1920th. Since June 2009, the winery also owns a 3,000 square meter vineyard on the island of Sylt, which is the most northerly vineyard in Germany."
2012 Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling GG (Grosses Gewächs)
Wine Spectator called it one of the best dry German Riesling 2014 and together with various other critiques this big, rich and spicy GG offers flavors of ripe apple and dried mango that feature plenty of toasty hints. Ripe lime and grapefruit elements chime in, leading to a finish filled with accents of tarragon cream. Unctuous yet balanced.
Only 3000 bottles were produced so get your share now!
2015 Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling GG (Grosses Gewächs)
"Wonderful yellow-golden color with a warm and elegant nose of super ripe fruits; the aromas remain naturally discreet, interwoven with darker, earthy and even some leather and tobacco flavors. There is a great purity indicated that is found again on the finish. The wine is full-bodied, round and complex, a long-distance runner with a ripe and elegant acidity and a long, nicely piquant finish. Its structure and perfect ripe fruit indicate a great ageing potential.” - Robert Parker 94+ Points
Only 2200 bottles were produced so get your share now!
2014 'Von Unserm S' Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder)
The 'Von Unserm S' wines are Premium Cuvées available in limited quantities. They are made from the estate's »Alte Reben« [oldest vines] from grapes that were harvested especially late and very selectively. The Spätburgunder [Pinot Noir] is sourced exclusively from top sites in Assmannshausen. Exceptional wines for a special occasion!
Try this dry beautiful Pinot now – easy choice really
2012 Hattenheim Engelmannsberg
Elegant, mineral notes with hints of yellow fruit aromas, juniper and distinctly spicy. Sweet fruit in the mouth, fine, lively acidity, herbal notes on the palate, very good persistence, great finish. This is a Grand Crus from a classified single vineyard unmistakably reflect the influence of the the microclimate and soil structure., showing especially high quality potential.
Get this dry beautiful Riesling now. 94/100 Wine Specator (March 31, 2014) – easy choice really
2014 'Von Unserm' Rheingau Riesling
The practice of using “Von Unserm” to denote specially selected wines was started by Balthasar Ress, who founded the estate bearing his name in 1870. To this day the brand is still being used to denote the particularly fine wines, sparkling wines, and spirits of the house. ‘Von Unserm’ is a dry wine produced in a traditional manner and designed to meet expectations – it is the ‘calling card’ of the estate!
A clear and brilliant, dry Riesling with a harmonious play of lively acidity and fruit. Citrus on the nose, with racy herbal flavours, apple and hints of mineral. The wine is dominated by ripe yellow fruits making it a traditional, classic Rheingau Riesling that has a juicy finish is supported by a discreet fine sweetness.
2007 Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Spätlese
"Wine is emotional, vibrant, and captivating. Particularly, when it reflects its origin. Our wine is a "native wine.” It stands for everything that defines our vineyards in the Rheingau.” – Christian Ress
This slightly aged Riesling is rich and full with aromas and flavors of honey, almonds, apricots, peaches, lime and mango. It is a perfect match for spicy cuisine, fruits, aged cheeses and desserts with dairy, citrus or nuts. Drink Now!