Aristocratic Riesling - The Princes of Hesse dynasty is one of the oldest aristocratic families in Europe dating back 800 years with ties to most of Europe's Royal families. The family's vision is to help re-establish German/Rheingau Riesling as one of the world's noble grapes and wines, and with that vision in mind the estate focuses solely on Riesling.
The Heart of the Rheingau - The Prinz von Hessen wine estate is situated on the eastern edge of Johannisberg, in the Rheingau. Rheingau is the heart of the German winemaking culture. Three thousand hectares are under vine, 80% of which are planted with Riesling, making up 7% of the total global Riesling plantings. The Prinz von Hessen estate has a total of 31 hectares under vine, of which 70% is classified as being First Growth Vineyards, "Erstes Gewachs".
Johannisberger Klaus Vineyard - A part of the grapes grown at the Prinz von Hessen estate ripen in the top sites of Johannisberger Klaus. The area's deep, limey loess soils over the Rheinterrasse, along the Rhein River, provide very good water drainage. The relatively flat site at the base of the Johannisberg brings very fine, fruity and elegant Rieslings, which have a distinctive development potential and are distinguished by their excellent storage capacity.
The Riesling wines of Prinz von Hessen are zesty, racy and lively, as well as delicate and floral with remarkable elegance and harmony. They have well-balanced minerality and are light in alcohol. Their recognizable bouquet contains aromas of apricot, peaches and roses.