Region Of The Week: Rheinhessen

Germany’s largest wine region, Rheinhessen is full of rolling hills bordered by the Haardt mountains, and the Nahe and Rhine rivers. Rheinhessen is one of Germany’s warmest regions and is considered one of the driest regions in Central Europe. With Rheinhessen located in a valley, it’s protected by hills and forests making its climate pretty mild. While many crops share the fertile soils of Rheinhessen, 27,300 hectares are dedicated to grapes. Rheinhessen is home to the world’s largest acreage of Silvaner, but they also grow Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Dornfelder, Grauburgunder, Spätburgunder, Weißburgunder, Portugieser, and Kerner. 

Rheinhessen Wine Region Map From The Greene Grape

Schlossmuhlenhof Das Ist Schon 2022

Das Ist Schon translates to "that’s nice," in German, and truer words have not been written about this charming, unfiltered blend of Scheurebe, Muller-Thurgau and Gelber Muskateller. Notes of citrus, stone fruit, pears and white flowers are lifted by vibrant, refreshing acidity and a hint of structure, provided by the 24-48 hours the wine spends macerating. It’s a lovely addition to park hangs, stoop soirees, fish, seafood, and more.