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Nierstein Wine

Nierstein is a famous wine-growing town in Rheinhessen, Germany. It sits on the banks of the Rhine river between Mainz and Worms, to the north-west of Oppenheim. This area is the second-largest wine-growing center in Rheinhessen, with 1935 acres (783ha) planted in vines. Of these, the vast majority are white wine varieties, with Riesling dominating the best sites.

It is impossible to talk about Nierstein wine without mentioning the Rheinterrasse sub-region's famed Roter Hang (Red Slope). The iron-rich clay and sandstone soils of the slope give the formation its name, and are prized for the influence they exert on local vineyards. Typical descriptors used in conjunction with Nierstein wines are 'fragrant', 'delicate' and 'mineral', all of which can be attributed to the wines' ancient and unique terroir.

As a result of the favorable growing conditions and generally high caliber of producers based in Nierstein, the VDP has issued five vineyards in the area with the Erste Lage classification – Brudersberg, Pettenthal, Hipping, Oelberg and Orbel.

Brudersberg is a tiny einzellage vineyard, owned by Weingut Heyl zu Herrnsheim and planted entirely in Riesling. Its extreme steepness contributes to a microclimate that produces complex, mineral-highlighted wines that are known for their longevity.

Immediately to the north lies Pettenthal, on an east-facing slope next to the Rhine. Its deep red soil retains the heat, and its wines often show exotic fruit flavors and are known for their freshness.

To the south of Brudersberg, but still north of the township, are Hipping and Oelberg. These vineyards mark the Roter Hang's shift inland away from the Rhine, with racy acidity and intense aromas developing in the grapes. Olberg in particular is noted for its small yet powerful fruit.

At the southernmost point of the Roter Hang, on the western outskirts of the village, rests Orbel. This old vineyard was first mentioned in local chronicles in 1386 and probably takes its name from the regional dialect, in which 'Orbel' means 'a person of strong and vigorous will'. Its wines are said to reflect this character, as the terrain begins to change from the rich mineral Roter Hang into the loam and loess of the Rheinhessen.

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We found 83 wines produced in this region.
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Weingut Fritz Windisch Niersteiner Kirchplatte Kerner Auslese, Rheinhessen, Germany Kerner $11 33985
Georg Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Auslese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $13 34710
Weingut Louis Guntrum Niersteiner Rehbach Riesling Spatlese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $20 37067
Weingut Fritz Windisch Niersteiner Spiegelberg Riesling Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $10 39056
Kuhling-Gillot Nierstein Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $18 50793
Weingut J. & H. A. Strub Niersteiner Riesling Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $17 52490
Weingut Seebrich Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spatlese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $17 54259
Weingut Louis Guntrum Niersteiner Bergkirche Riesling Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $17 54936
Anton Balbach Niersteiner Oelberg Riesling Eiswein, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $147 56158
Binderer St. Ursula Winery Goldener Oktober Niersteiner Gutes Domtal Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany N/A $8 59837
Leonard Kreusch Niersteiner Gutes Domtal Riesling Spatlese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $10 63147
Weingut Eugen Wehrheim Niersteiner Orbel Riesling Spatlese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling N/A 63147
Georg Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spatlese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $17 65006
Weingut Georg Albrecht Schneider Dornfelder Qba Trocken, Nierstein, Germany Dornfelder $10 65972
Weingut Eugen Wehrheim Niersteiner Oelberg Riesling Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $11 67915
Gunderloch Nierstein Pettenthal Riesling Grosses Gewachs, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $27 70115
Leonard Kreusch Niersteiner Gutes Domtal Auslese, Rheinhessen, Germany N/A $10 70115
Georg Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Kabinett, Nierstein, Germany Riesling $13 73691
Weingut Franz Karl Schmitt Niersteiner Pettenthal Riesling Auslese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $20 73691
Kuhling-Gillot Pettentahl Riesling Grosses Gewachs, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $42 79137
Schmitt Sohne Niersteiner Gutes Domtal, Rheinhessen, Germany Muller-Thurgau $10 80734
Weingut Fritz Windisch Niersteiner Auflangen Riesling Spatlese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $11 82306
Georg Gustav Huff Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spatlese Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $10 85801
Weingut Seebrich Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Auslese, Rheinhessen, Germany Riesling $13 85801
Georg Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Findling Riesling Kabinett, Nierstein, Germany Riesling $13 91633
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