Hans Lang Vineyard Rheingau
Johann Maximilian, who is also called Hans like his father who established the estate, has 20 ha of vineyards. He makes mostly Riesling from Hattenheim’s top sites but also Weissburgunder and Spätburgunder. Quality at the basic level is sound but various special bottlings and Spätlese level and higher bring more concentration and style.
A Charta bottling is good value. Vom Bunten Schiefer Riesling comes from a slaty site, reflected in a pure, minerally and concentrated wine. Erste Lage (Erstes Gewächs)is produced from both Hassel and Wisselbrunnen. The latter is powerful yet elegant, deserving of 5 years’ age. Wisselbrunnen quality also shines through in Auslese and Eiswein examples. The regular version of Spätburgunder shows a bit too much extract and oak for the fruit quality.
❁ Hans Lang Vineyard Rheingau www.weingut-hans-lang.de
Johann Maximilian Lang Rheinallee 6, D-65347 Eltville-Hattenheim
Tel: 06723 2475 Fax: 06723 7963
To find out more about Hans Lang and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to Germany..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)