VDP.Grosse Lage (Grand Cru)
The best vineyard sites of each German wine growing region have been classified by the VDP (Association of German Rating) as VDP. Grosse Lage (Grand Cru). The highest category of a classified site is often referred to internationally as Grand Cru, comparable to Burgundy. If the wines from a VDP. Grosse Lage are vinified dry, they are allowed to be called VDP. Grosses Gewächs; the top of the VDP quality pyramid. The prerequisites for this consist of regular inspections of the vineyard and production rooms, adherence to rigorous rules regarding harvest and vinification, and approval after multiple inspections fo the wines by an association-internal committee. The new vintage of the VDP. Grosse Gewächse is finished September 1, however, we allow our wines one additional year of maturation in our cellar.