single vineyard in the municipality of Niederhausen in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. The origin of the name probably goes back to Roman times. Hermann is possibly a corruption of Hermes, the Roman patron god of all messengers and travellers. The south to south-west facing vineyards at 130 to 190 metres above sea level with a slope of 5 to 40% cover six hectares of vineyards. The subsoil consists of slate clay and melaphyre with loess loam on top with a lot of fine soil and is artificially gravelled. Mainly Riesling is cultivated here. The climatic conditions with well-drained cold air favour the production of ice wine. The site is solely owned by the Gut Hermannsberg winery.
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