Hellishly good wines
The Krone Assmannshausen winery with its 150-year-old tradition is probably the most interesting winery in the Rheingau. The story began in 1860 when a 60-meter-long natural cellar was hewn into the rock. At the end of the 19th century, the Hufnagel family took over both the winery and the associated hotel. This was taken over by the Lohbeck family in 2006, whereby the winery remained in the possession of Botho Jung, the previous owner. In 2007 the Wegeler-Drieseberg family also became owners. Both families want to continue writing the history of the Krone Assmannshausen Winery as they have done until now: as family history! The fact that they succeeded in this quickly became apparent: in 2016 the winery was accepted into the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wineries).
Cult status overseas
The Rheingau has been the epitome of the great Riesling and Pinot Noir for centuries. When it comes to the quality of their wines, the Rheingau winegrowers have always been at the forefront, even pioneers. Riesling has long since even achieved cult status abroad, especially in the USA. It is therefore not surprising that the interest in German Spätburgunder is constantly increasing. In addition to the Spätburgunder variety, the main focus of the winery, Riesling and Weißburgunder are also cultivated and developed at Krone in Assmannshausen.
Matured in a natural cellar
And that's not all: experts from all over the world are certain of one thing, perhaps Germany's best location is the Assmannshäuser Höllenberg. The innumerable awards of the large Pinots from this red wine situation are at least an indication that they are not mistaken. This is where the probably most distinctive Pinot Noirs of the Rheingau ripen. The wines amaze with their complexity, impress with their density and acidity structure and can have a ripening potential of several decades. The special feature of the Krone Assmannshausen winery is without question the sixty meter long natural cellar carved into the rock. With almost constant humidity and temperature, it offers the best conditions for the development and maturation of the Burgundies. Forty percent is traditionally matured in barriques and around sixty percent in the classic large wooden barrels.
Three years of anticipation
For the wines of the Krone Assmannshausen Winery to be as good as their reputation promises, they need time. And that is given to them. Thus the Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder trocken is only released on the market three years after the harvest.
More information about Weingut Krone Assmannshausen
|Company Name:||Weingut Krone Assmannshausen GmbH & Co. KG|
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|Year of Incorporation:||1860|
|Managing Director:||Botho Jung|