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Weingut Gunderloch
Appellation = Rheinhessen
Agnes and Fritz Hasselbach
Johannes Hasselbach (son)
8,000 cases
Founded in 1890 by Carl Gunderloch
13 Hectares
Nackenheimer Rothenberg (6ha)
Niersteiner Pettenthal (3ha)
Niersteiner Hipping (2ha)
Niersteiner Englesberg (1ha)
Niersteiner Oelberg (1ha)
Nackenheimer Rothenberg - Stoney, red slate, clay
Niersteiner Pettenthal - Sandy, red slate
Niersteiner Hipping - Heavy clay, red slate
30 Years
85% Riesling
10% Pinot Noir, Blanc, Gris
5% Silvaner & Gewürztraminer
Gunderloch Riesling Dry
Gunderloch Jean Baptiste Riesling Kabinett
Gunderloch Diva Riesling Spätlese
Gunderloch Rothenberg
Gunderloch Hipping
Gunderloch Pettenthal
70% Dry
30% Sweet
90% Stainless Steel
10% Oak (30yr)
50% Cultured Yeast
50% Wild Yeast
Practicing Eco Friendly
Since 1910

GunderlochAppellation: Rheinhessen

Founded in 1890 by the banker Carl Gunderloch who was also the first President and a founding member of the Rheinhessen VDP.  Our working relationship and friendship started in 1988 just a few years after Fritz Hasselbach took charge of the cellar.  1989 produced the first of a series of great noble sweet wines from the great Rothenberg vineyard in Nackenheim.  Soon after the estate set records garnering perfect scores in 1992, 1996 and 2001 in the Wine Spectator – the only estate in the world to ever to do so.

The estate owns 95% of the filet piece in the great Nackenheimer Rothenberg which also includes the old Fenchelberg.  The other Grand Cru vineyard is the Niersteiner Pettenthal; terroir in these top sites is red slate and clay in the Rothenberg and lighter versions in the Pettenthal producing more masculine and more feminine wines respectively.  The Rothenberg Rieslings induce wonderful peach, apricot and spice aromas which carry over to the palate with an additional nuance of almonds and a powerful and persistent mineral finish. The Pettenthal Rieslings are more refined but also with a pear and apricot fruit but without the strong mineral drive of the Rothenberg.

There are additional holdings along the “red hill” especially Niersteiner – Hipping and – Oelberg. Total production is 8,000 cases annually.

Vineyard Maps & Label

Wine Fact Sheet = WFS

Shelf Talker = ST

Tasting Notes/Press = TN/P