Dear friends of our family and our wines
Many thanks for your interest in our wines that we produce with much blood, sweat, tears and enthusiasm in our vineyards and wine cellars.
Not only the diligence of the winegrower, but also the course of the weather decisively influences the quality and quantity of a vintage. The 2012 vintage has been characterized by a very capricious course of the weather that impacted the different grape varieties in different ways.
At the beginning of June, just at the beginning of the flowering of the Burgundy varieties, it was very cold in the Rheingau. That's why many of the grapevine blooms fell off the vines, and we could already see at that time that the 2012 harvest quantity would be smaller. That meant that we had to be satisfied with only 30 hectoliters per hectare, that is, 50% of the normal harvest quantity in the Assmannshäuser Höllenberg vineyard. The harvest quantity in our other Spätburgunder vineyards did not exceed 45 hectoliters per hectare. The 2012 harvest quantity was disappointing, but the quality of our Spätburgunder wines promises to be excellent.
You should come visit us soon to secure some of these treasures for your own wine cellar! It’s worth it! Our Rosé wines stand out for their fine fruitiness and lots of playfulness. My favorite is the Illusion Rosé.
What can you expect from our Riesling wines? - a firework of fruitiness and potency! There is a fragrance of Riesling in all parts of our wine cellar that makes your mouth water. Each day, Max or Josef Schönleber come by our office with a little glass of wine to give us a chance to taste a new premium wine.
Max Schönleber is now jointly responsible for the vinification of our wines since he successfully completed his studies of viniculture in Geisenheim. Father and son are now working together to produce high-quality Allendorf wines by combining many years of experience with new ideas and the courage to further develop our winegrowing and winemaking skills.
We are looking forward to fine fruity, dry Riesling wines from the Winkeler Hasensprung and minerally balanced, dry Rieslings from the Winkeler Jesuitengarten.
We are also very enthusiastic about our 2012 Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling trocken wine. This wine already demonstrates pronounced minerality combined with rich floral spiciness. - It will be exciting to watch this wine develop!
The light, elegant wines from our Exklusiv-Serie will also be a pleasure in 2013. They are just right whether you enjoy them with an elegant dinner, at a trendy event in the city, while you are relaxing on the couch or dancing in the disco. You can't go wrong with this these wines.
Or do you prefer heavier fare, that is, dignified wines with lots of power and depth? If that's the case, then we recommend our wine for professionals:
The 2011 Rüdesheim Berg Roseneck Riesling Erstes Gewächs. This wine is so complex and intensive that even gourmets cannot fully appreciate and comprehend it after just one swallow. But with each new sniffing, smelling, slurping and tasting, this wine will enthrall you more and more. By the way, it is one of the 75 favorite wines listed in the Vinum wine newspaper.
Rheingau Spätburgunder: Our 2010 Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder S is the perfect combination of fruit, body and cool elegance. This wine will surprise you. It always tastes well-balanced and maximizes your wine tasting pleasure every time.
The Allendorf Family has lived and worked in the Rheingau for 700 years. That doesn't make our wines better, but it helps us to understand how important this region, winegrowing and winemaking are for all of us. Everything we do influences coming generations. We are well aware of this responsibility and do our best to fulfill it. It also motivates us to work hard and with conviction, together with our outstanding employees, to achieve the best quality wines possible.
With lots of Riesling and Spätburgunder in our hearts and best regards to you,
The Allendorf and Schönleber winegrower family
Ulrich Allendorf and Christine Schönleber