Single location in the municipality of Altenbamberg in the German Nahe growing region. The name is derived from the reddish coloured soil(Rotliegendes). The vineyards, which are oriented south-west to south, at an altitude of 150 to 200 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 5 to 70%, comprise six hectares of vineyards in the Alsenz valley (a Nahe side valley). The soils consist of weathered quartz porphyry with the red sandstone that gives it its name, shale clay in the subsoil and above it barren topsoil with a high proportion of rock. The forest at the height of the mountain ridge offers protection from cold winds. Riesling is cultivated here. The Anheuser Paul, Gut Hermannsberg and Rapp Walter wineries, for example, have a share in the site.
Picture: © Gut Hermannsberg