Ulrich Langguth is a small boutique winery that considers themselves the hidden champion, they aren’t a huge brand but you can find their wines all over the world. The vineyards stretch across only 4.5 hectares of extremely steep land and is proud to not make standard wines, but to instead make steep slope wines.
They are very passionate about the steep slope cultivation which is a 2000+ year old tradition in the area. This is a tradition that is difficult work and not for the faint of heart. While a flat vineyard typically will require approximately 200 hours of work per year per hectare, these steep slopes require approximately 1300 hours of work per year per hectare, making the passion for tradition extremely essential.
The Ulrich Langguth vineyards start at an incline of 12 degrees and go up to 54 degrees. This means that some of the wines that state 12 degrees on the bottle can also include grapes grown at higher inclines. The winery’s goal is to let the vineyard speak for itself and work off the special features of the individual locations and plots- The wine is made in the vineyards, the work in the cellar is the freestyle.