Tremendous diversity in a compact space
At just 4.149 hectares, the Nahe region can hardly be called large, yet its diversity is remarkable. Only rarely can one find this level of geological variation in the soils in such tight quarters. On the Nahe, different types of rock have risen from the depths in close proximity – with entirely different formations even within one and the same vineyard. This gives the wines a phenomenal depth and complexity. While a large part of the region is rather hilly, lovers of spectacular landscapes around Traisen get their money's worth. Here the VDP.GROSSE LAGE® BASTEI features a stand of narrow rows nestled along a red stone massif called the Rotenfels – at 200 meters the highest and steepest face between the Alps and Scandinavia.
The vineyards extend from the southern edge of the Rhenish Slate Mountains to the Nahe side valleys from Alsenz to Glan.