380 Meters High
Altitude means everything at the Loiserberg Erste Lage. If you are at the crest of the hill, where our largest parcel is located, you’ll soon feel that the conditions here are quite different from those down below. Although our vineyard lies under the sun almost all day long, its power is relativised by the altitude and the wind that whistles through the vines.
Riesling also benefits from the climatic conditions mentioned earlier. Sun and dryness in combination with nocturnal cooling allow the grapes to ripen slowly. And finally, when it’s the right time to harvest, there’s an ideal balance of precise aromas, energy and acidity structure.
The Loiserberg is Riesling territory. The geological conditions are demanding, but they’re also perfect. Riesling delivers its best results in stony and meagre areas, with most of the vines rooted in pure rock - gneiss and mica schist - which in some spots rise to the surface and are otherwise covered by a thin layer of humus.