Assmannshäuser Steil

... is the former name of all vineyards where solveigs-PInots grow.

solveigs is cultivating approx. 2 hectares of it: 100% Pinot Noir, 100% red ’Phyllit’ slate stone soil ... and 100% steep.


The important priority and one of the key objectives is to identify the unique character of its origin. The red Pinot grapes were transferred and planted in the 13th century by the monks of Citeaux in Burgundy who founded the "Kloster Eberbach" in Rheingau. Quite soon they found out that on the red Phyllit slate stone soil around the village of Assmannshausen a new unique style of Pinot Noir is growing at a high profile. Over the centuries the cultivation of the Pinot on this specific vineyard site created a new type (clone) of the Burgundian Pinot Noir having a high impact on the unique local terroir character. By today Assmannshausen is the only village in Germany having just planted the Pinot Noir grape in the local vineyards.

The very steep vineyard covered by slate expresses the major character of the typical local style of substance and depth paired with a delicacy which makes the wines appear lighter on the palate than they really are. This phenomenon is already more known for Riesling wines of the Mosel valley.

solveigs Pinot Noir is committed to the elaboration of the specific nature of this origin and not to vinify an international type of Pinot Noir. Exclusively local vines (clones) of Pinots are planted - precisely those of the ancient autonomous family of vines originating in France.

The cultivation of the vines is performed by a young team of wine professionals who are trained and conducted by "winekeepr" Jens Heinemeyer. The selective manual work allows to respect the guidelines of organic viticulture. Since 2013 solveigs is certified as an organic producer.


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