The impressive VDP.GROSSE LAGE® BERG SCHLOSSBERG lies in the bend of the Rhine River called the “Binger Loch”, which is west of Rüdesheim opposite Bingen and the Mouse Tower. The Rhine changes course here and travels north again after its east-west intermezzo in Rheingau. Steeper than anywhere else in Rheingau, the vine rows climb a 45 % gradient from 120 to 160 metres a.s.l. and are braced by mighty vineyard walls. Because the slope bulges toward the sun and the Rhine River reflection also makes its contribution, solar radiation in this south to southwest facing GL is high. Taunus quartzite and phyllite slate dominate the soil of this steep 25-hectare vineyard, which is quite well drained and stores warmth well.
Information: The name of this GL stems from Schloss Ehrenfels, now a castle ruin that can be seen from quite a distance.