The two sites Ruppertsberger Hoheburg and Forster Pechstein are designated as Große Lage according to the Royal Bavarian site classification of 1828. Wines from the Ruppertsberger Hoheburg site are characterized by their elegance, yet have power and a fine acidity. The wines from the Forster Pechstein site, which owes its name primarily to the high basalt content of the soil, are full of race and mineral aromatics. Moreover, they have an extraordinary potential for aging.
The Hoheburg was already designated as a Große Lage in the Royal Bavarian Site Classification of 1828. Compared to our other Große Lage of the Mittelhaardt, the Hoheburg is cooler and has higher rainfall. Wines from Hoheburg show themselves delicately and elegantly, yet full of expression, with a fine acidity.
The name Pechstein refers to the high basalt content in the soil, which produces racy wines with pronounced mineral aromas. The grapes from the Pechstein are among the most elegant and lasting of the Pfalz. They need one to two years of bottle ripening to show their aromatic treasures and mature exquisitely for many years in the cellar.