GRAPE VARIETY 100% Dornfelder VINIFICATION Dornfelder was developed in 1956 by crossing two obscure German red varieties. Since then, it has blossomed into the second most planted grape in Germany behind Pinot Noir. Dornfelder’s deep color, floral fragrance and bright tannic acidity make it ideal for producing balanced, full-bodied sweet red wines. The Rheinhessen is one of the warmest microclimates in Germany, and here, Dornfelder is the most widely planted red grape. Grapes are harvested separately, according to vineyard site, and must weight. Lots are vinified individually in small stainless-steel tanks under temperature control using selected yeast. The final blend for High Def is assembled by Konrad Haehn, former winemaker at Von Shleinitz. The wine is stored in tank until bottling, so only the freshest wine is shipped to the market.