(2003) The first of the "terroir series" wines, which is based around Kendermann's programme to match soil and micro-climate to vine and wine style. Roter Hang means "red slope", and the soil is indeed red slate, rich in iron. Lots of work goes on in the vineyard here, with green harvesting and three passes through the vineyard at harvest time. Each picking was fermented separately before blending. It has a sweet, ripe, concentrated floral and peach blossom nose, with a lemon-drop edge and incisive fruit quality. On the palate there's a real fruit sweetness that pushes through to the finish, with balanced, if softer acidity. Very easy to drink though with character.