My first week working at Weingut Gunderloch in the Rheinhessen was pretty quiet as the winery finished a few loose ends before the vintage really starts, and also makes necessary preparations. I had an induction of sorts and also had the chance to settle into my digs for my time here. Some bottlings here and a day doing some leaf thinning say out the week for me. Here are some photos from the first week.
|Fritz Hasselbach showing me the condition of the Rothenberg vineyard|
|Rielsing bunches in the Rothenberg vineyard|
|Healthy riesling berries|
|2010 Rothenberg Trockenbeerenauslese needed to be decanted to be re-stabilised and re-bottled|
|Fruit sample ready for analysis in the laboratory|
|Freshly squished grapes, the juice about to be analysed|
|Considering that rot means red, you can see why this vineyard is called Rothenberg (berg meaning hill/mountain)|