G. H. von Mumm
The estate G.H. von Mumm has commited itself to the cultivation of traditional grape varieties and the production of high-quality, authentic, individualistic wines with regional character.
The estate’s vineyard area comprises 65 hectares (161 acres) in 16 individual sites in the villages of Assmannshausen, Rüdesheim, Geisenheim, Johannisberg and Winkel.
In 2012 the traditional wine estate G.H. von Mumm became a member of the Association of German Quality and Prädikat Wine Estate (VDP = Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter e. V.). The VDP, the world’s oldest association of wine estates, has been committed to the correlation of producer, site and quality, a trinity that has helped set high standards in German wine culture. Today, it comprises about 200 very individualistic vintners who share a deep commitment to tradition and quality.
Riesling wines are valued as the finest and most fascinating of all the white wines in the world. The cultivation of Riesling is limited to moderate climatic zones which can be found on the slopes of Central Europe’s river valleys. Undisputedly one of the finest winegrowing areas, the Rheingau outshines all neighbouring regions. Riesling finds its perfection in this region, on and around the famous slopes of Johannisberg.
Pinot Noir Q.b.A.
In all probability the Pinot Noir grape’s original home lies in Burgundy, where it can be traced back to the 4th century. French monks carried the grape to the Rheingau wine growing area, where the Pinot Noir has been cultivated since 1470. The tiny medieval village of Assmannshausen became famous among the world’s Burgundy connoisseurs. Here the warm, fertile, loose and deep slate soil produces the Pinot Noir’s subtle, nutty and velvety character.
G.H. von Mumm pays homage to the 50th Parallel North Superb Riesling cuvée created to celebrate the Rheingau – a unique region. The Rheingau and its incomparably beautiful setting are a feast for the eyes – and a paradise for the Riesling grape. Conditions here are optimal for enabling this most noble of all grape varieties to truly develop its potential: south-facing slopes that are protected from cold, northerly winds by the Taunus Hills; the influence of the mild Gulf Stream; the Rhine, which is at once a source of moisture and a heat reservoir; and a favourable soil composed of Taunus quartzite beneath a layer of loam-loess. All of these components fulfill the prerequisites needed to produce top-quality Riesling wines. The 50th degree of latitude runs right through the middle of this unique region, marking one of the northernmost borders of viable viticulture. In honour of this, the G.H. von Mumm wine estate has created a Riesling cuvée that embodies what one expects of a Rheingau Riesling: 50° Riesling.