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Weingut Prinz Salm

Germany Nahe

Weingut Prinz Salm
The traditional winery with a history spanning many centuries is located in the community of Wallhausen in the German Nahe wine region. It is the oldest family winery in Deutschland in continuous fami...
Name: Weingut Prinz Salm
Address: Address 55595 Wallhausen, Germany
Growing area: Nahe
Vineyard: 17 ha
Owner: Felix Prinz zu Salm-Salm
Manager: Felix Prinz zu Salm-Salm
Wine Maker: Felix Prinz zu Salm-Salm
Oenologist: Felix Prinz zu Salm-Salm
Phone: Phone
Fax: Fax
Website: www.prinzsalm.de
Social Media:
Associations: VDP & FAIR'N GREEN
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The wines keep constant high level and are usually the best in their respective category in the area. Weaknesses, there is little, but can occur in difficult vintages. However, this must be balanced in good years with particularly compelling assortments so that an operation can hold the status. In most cases you can blindly buy.
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0.75 L
2018 Bingen Scharlachberg Riesling Auslese VDP.Grosse Lage
88 WP - Very good
28.00 €
Editor note: Clear nose, citrus and stone fruit, delicate floral, vegetal and herbaceous traces. Juicy, very swee...
0.75 L
2018 Wallhausen Felseneck Riesling late harvest (Spaetlese) VDP.Grosse Lage
90 WP - Excellent
23.00 €
Editor note: Clear, polished nose, citrus and stone fruit, elegant vegetal, herbaceous and floral traces, promine...
0.75 L
2016 Wallhausen Johannisberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry
93 WP - Excellent
42.00 €
Editor note: Firm, cool nose, light vegetal and herbaceous notes, very elegant citrus and stone fruit aromas, pro...
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2018 Riesling "Two Princes"
85 WP - Very good
10.00 €
Editor note: Cool nose, citrus and stone fruit, delicate yeasty and floral notes, fairly prominent mineral notes....
0.75 L
2018 Wallhausen Felseneck Riesling Kabinett VDP.Grosse Lage
86 WP - Very good
15.00 €
Editor note: Very slightly reductive nose, delicate yeasty notes, light vegetal and herbaceous notes, light yello...
0.75 L
2018 Riesling "Grünschiefer"
84 WP - Good
15.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Kühle, zart pflanzliche und florale Zitrus-Steinobstnase mit erdigen Noten. Schlanke, helle, süßlich...

The traditional winery with a history spanning many centuries is located in the community of Wallhausen in the German Nahe wine region. It is the oldest family winery in Germany in continuous family ownership. The oldest known document about the vineyard property of the Dalberg family (who at that time still called themselves Weierbach) comes from a list of goods from the year 1200 with the designation "Wingert in Summelachen" (today's summer slump), respectively 1217 vineyard on "Breitwiesen". The great-grandmother of Felix Prinz zu Salm-Salm, the present owner, was the last Dalberg. She married Prince Franz zu Salm-Salm in 1911. Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm, the father of Prince Felix zu Salm-Salm, was president of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) from 1990 to 2007, of which the estate is a long-standing member. The owners are Felix and Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm, with Felix Prinz zu Salm-Salm being the responsible manager.

The vineyards on the Nahe River comprise 11.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Berg (Roxheim), Felseneck and Johannisberg (Wallhausen), Ritterhölle (Dalberg) and Steinrossel (Sommerloch). Already in 1995 the conversion to organic viticulture was completed. Among other things, the vineyards are planted with greenery all year round to ensure the natural nitrogen supply of the soil and the vines. Additional nutrients are added exclusively through organic fertilization, which is why mineral fertilization can be completely dispensed with.

In 2006, the former Villa Sachsen vineyard in Bingen in the Rheinhessen wine growing region became the sole property of the Prinz zu Salm-Salm family. After the abandonment of the cellar in Bingen in 2011, the wines will be vinified in Wallhausen. Until the 2011 vintage, the wines were marketed under the RHEINGRAF label. With the 2012 vintage, the winery was then fully integrated. The vineyards comprise 10 hectares of vineyards in the Bingen individual sites Kirchberg and Scharlachberg. From the 2012 vintage onwards, this farm has also been converted to organic viticulture.

Around three quarters of the vineyards in the Bingen and Wallhausen sites are planted with Riesling, as well asPinot Blanc, PinotGris, PinotNoir, Scheurebe and Merlot. All wines from both vineyards carry the Prinz Salm label - with the origin Nahe or Rheinhessen. About 65% are dry, 30% semi-dry and 5% sweet. The top of the quality pyramid is formed by Rieslings from the great sites Felseneck and Johannisberg (Wallhausen) in Nahe and Kirchberg and Scharlachberg (Bingen) in Rheinhessen, as well as the first sites Steinrossel (Sommerloch), Ritterhölle (Dalberg) and Berg (Roxheim) on the Nahe. These are the only ones that carry the name of the vineyard on the label. Around 40% of the wines are still fermented and aged in traditional ; only Pinot Noir and Merlot mature in . The winery is a member of Die Güter.

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