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Harvest Report 2013


Growing Season2013 was dominated by freak weather. A cool and wet May was followed by one of the warmest June since records started in Geisenheim in 1885. Still blooming was late in 2013. The late start of te ripening process in August turned the historic mointain sites in Rüdesheim and Geisenheim with their outstanding micro climate and their long ripening potential to the winners of the seasoon 2013. 

Must Weights: 80° Oechsle – 115° Oechsle

Acid Content: 7,7 - 13,0 g/l

Duration of Grape Harvest: October 14th - November 13th 2013

Highs and Lows:

  • Great wines from the steep, stony vineyards in Rüdesheim and Geisenheim with desired yield
  • Very difficult and swift harvest in the flat heavy soiled vineyards with a very small yield
  • Very aromatic wines with an elegant and distinct acidity



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