Hans Lang

The Hans Lang estate was founded in 1853 by Johann Joseph Lang. The domain owns 18 hectares of vineyards in the villages on Hattenheim and Assmannshausen, which border the river Rhine. Johann Maximilian Lang (known as Hans) has managed the Estate since 1972. Organic viticulture (Ecovin certified), restricted yields, and hand harvesting are practiced to produce wines that are as natural as possible. Hans Lang is a member of the Charta Association and makes an astonishing Charta Riesling. He is also a selected member of the prestigious VDP, an organization of the finest quality German wineries, and has holdings among the Erstes Gewächs or "Grand Cru" vineyard designations of Hattenheim and Weisselbrun.

While the Rheingau may be most famous for its white wines, red wine has also long played an important role in the wine fabric of the region. To this end, Hans has devoted a considerable amount of his time and creative energies to producing sumptuous red wines from the Pinot Noir grape. In Germany Hans is regarded as a pioneer in this field; he was the first winemaker in the Rheingau to employ small French oak barriques for the aging of his red wines and has been a member of the Barrique forum since 1995.

In 2013 Eva Rap and Urban Kaufman purchased the Hans Lang estate. Hans will remain as the consultant winemaker and in charge of viticulture for the next 5 years. His desire to slow down and the lack of a suitable heir persuaded him to sell his estate. Ms Rap was the general manager of the VDP and Mr Hoffman was a cheese producer from Switzerland, together they share a common vision and a dream to continue to produce great quality wine in the Rheingau.

Riesling Trocken

Country: Germany
Growing Area: Hattenheim Rheingau
Estate: Hans Lang
Soil: Loam and heave loess soil

 

Alcohol: 12%
Acidity: 6.8 g/l
Residual Sugar: 8.6 g/l

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Price: FL (1 liter, 12 packs) $160.00
 
Riesling Trocken Estate

Organic growing. Pre-selection by hand, then machine picked. Fermentation and maturing in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 2 - 3 weeks. Stimulating, refreshing Riesling with aroma of lime and mirabelle. The lovely balance between acidity and fruit and the low alcohol content make it a perfect every day wine.

 

Country: Germany
Growing Area: Hattenheim Rheingau
Estate: Hans Lang
Soil: Loam and heave loess soil
Fermentation: Stainless steel, 2 - 3 weeks
Quantity of Bottles: 10,000

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Price: Fl $160.00, 3cs $144.00
 
CHARTA Riesling

The Riesling grapes for this wine are organically grown on loam and loess dominated vineyards. Pre-selection occurs by hand and then are machine picked. Fermentation and maturation occur in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 6 months.

 

Alcohol: 12%
Acidity: 7 g/l
Residual Sugar: 8.5 g/l

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Price: FL $160.00
 
Riesling 'Von Bunten Schiefer'

This Riesling is shaped by the its vineyard site that contains stony-detritus and slate soil typical of the Rheingau, particularly in Hattenheim. Grapes are hand picked and fermentation and maturation occurs in traditional wooden casks for 6 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Acidity: 7.3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 9 g/l

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Price: FL $200.00
 
Pinot Noir 'Spätburgunder'

The Spatburgunder grape varietal was imported by monks some hundred years ago from Burgundy. Hans Lang is a specialist in making the finest Pinot Noir wines.

 

Alc: 13%
Acidity: 7.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.1 g/l

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Price: Fl $184.00, 3cs $168.00
 
Auslese Hattenheim Schutzenhaus

This organic wine is made from Riesling grapes harvested at the Auslese level on loess and loam soils.

 

Alcohol: 9%
Acidity: 8.3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 94.3 g/l

 

Gold Medal, Sommelier Awards England 2011
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine

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Price: Fl $232.00, 3cs $200.00
 
Beerenauslese Nobilis

Grapes for this sweet wine are harvested at the Beerenauslese level. Following fermentation the wine is aged in Allier oak barrels.

 

Alcohol: 9.5%
Acidity: 7.8 g/l
Residual sugar: 181 g/l

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Price: Fl $272.00, 3cs $240.00