Gunderloch

With the sad passing in 2016 of renowned winemaker Fritz Hasselbach, Johannes Hasselbach (6th generation at Gunderloch) has now officially taken the winemaking reins at the Gunderloch estate. The 126 year old estate is clearly in good hands. 

Fritz has bequeathed to his son Johannes a thriving estate of approximately 25ha of vines in some of the top vineyards of the "Roter Hang" ("red slope") area in the Rheinhessen appellation. In Nackenheim they own a nearly monopole position in the grand cru Rothenberg (65% of the estate’s holdings) which is planted completely 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. 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 cellar work is accomplished with a minimum amount of handling and has traditionally been very reductive in style--although that may gradually start changing as Johannes pursues his own explorations in the cellar. Production for the whole estate is 40% dry, 30% off-dry and 30% fruity-to-sweet. Again however, those numbers are starting to skew drier, which of course reflects the general trend in German winemaking.

The Rieslings from here, particularly those from the Rothenberg, are some of the finest in Rheinhessen and in Germany. These are full, elegant wines full of yellow fruits, great structure and fine acidity for long aging.

www.gunderloch.de

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB7787-17
Fritz's Riesling
2017
Riesling
22g/l RS, 8g acid, 11.5% alc. Vivacious, fruity, off-dry Riesling named in honor of Johannes' father, world-renowned winemaker Fritz... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB0736-14
Riesling GG Nackenheimer Rothenberg
2014
Riesling
The Rothenberg Vineyard encompasses around 20 hectares directly on the Rhine River on the north end of the “Roter Hang” between Nackenheim... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB8056-15
Riesling Dry Estate
2015
Riesling
4g/l RS, 8.5g acid, 12% alc. Dry Riesling pure and focused at its best! An incredible dry wine in an incredible year for Riesling! This... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB0082-14
Riesling Dry Niersteiner
2014
Riesling
Firm, very dry, and extremely mineral. 100% Niersteiner Pettenthal harvested in the steep parcels of this grand cru vineyard from... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen Image icon2015-gunderloch-nierstein.jpg

DB8153-16
Riesling Spätlese Nackenheimer Rothenberg
2016
Riesling
80g/l RS, 8.5g acid, 7% alc. When I tasted this last spring it was encased in baby fat, a super-ripe blockbuster Spätlese, sexy and... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB1647-15
Beerenauslese "Messidor"
2015
Riesling
Great little dessert wine in half bottles! This B.A. or Beerenauslese (specially selected berries which are concentrated by botrytis) is... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB0807-16
Riesling Spatlese Estate
2016
Riesling
Gulpable, tropical, glossy Riesling that flows straight to the pleasure centers and mercilessly ravishes them. A blend of Pettenthal and... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB0082-16
Riesling Dry Niersteiner
2016
Riesling
Bone dry at just 1g/l RS. 100% Niersteiner Pettenthal harvested in the steep parcels of this grand cru vineyard site. Vinified 50... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB8059-16
Riesling GG Niersteiner Pettenthal
2016
Riesling
One of the three grand cru Rieslings made at Gunderloch (Hipping, Pettenthal, Rothenberg). The Pettenthal site has sandier soils... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB8059-15
Riesling GG Niersteiner Pettenthal
2015
Riesling
4g/l RS, 8g acid, 12% alc. One of the three grand cru Rieslings made at Gunderloch (Hipping, Pettenthal, Rothenberg). The... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB0736-16
Riesling GG Nackenheimer Rothenberg
2016
Riesling
The Rothenberg Vineyard encompasses around 20 hectares directly on the Rhine River on the north end of the “Roter Hang” between Nackenheim... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB8057-16
Sustainable/Culture Raisonee
Riesling Kabinett "Jean Baptiste"
2016
Riesling
Always a pleasure and always great value for Riesling-lovers, the grapes for Jean-Baptiste are grown on the lower terraces of Gunderloch's... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB8056-16
Riesling Dry Estate
2016
Riesling
3g/l RS, 7g acid, 12% alc. Dry Riesling pure and focused at its best! 100% estate-owned fruit sourced from two of their prized red slate... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB0082-15
Riesling Dry Niersteiner
2015
Riesling
100% Niersteiner Pettenthal; 1g/rs, 7g acid. Vinified 50% in steel, 50% in barrel with tons of lees and skin contact. A seamless, elegant,... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB0715-16
Dry Rosé
2016
Portugieser
SOLD OUT FOR THE VINTAGE. 85% Portugieser and 15% Pinot Meunier.  Closed with a screwcap, with 12% aclohol and a lovely pale... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB8154-16
Riesling Auslese Nackenheimer Rothenberg
2016
Riesling
90g/l RS, 9g acid, 7% alc. There was botrytis in this vintage, but at Gunderloch it was the dry, clean kind that winemakers love. Tasted... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB7787-16
Fritz's Riesling
2016
Riesling
22g/l RS, 8g acid, 11.5% alc. Vivacious, fruity, off-dry Riesling named in honor of Johannes' father, world-renowned winemaker Fritz... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB8057-17
Sustainable/Culture Raisonee
Riesling Kabinett "Jean Baptiste"
2017
Riesling
23g/l RS, 8g acid, 10,5% alc. Always a pleasure and always great value for Riesling-lovers, the Jean-Baptiste 2017 is  a blend created from... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen

DB8153-15
Riesling Spätlese Nackenheimer Rothenberg
2015
Riesling
72g/l RS, 8g acid, 9% alc. The sweet Spät from Gunderloch has been one of the core items of the Bowler portfolio since we opened our doors... Read More
Germany Rheinhessen