"A decadently floral nose of peony and faded lily mingles with hints of fungus and brown spices, signaling a Spätlese unapologetically influenced by botrytis. (As Carl von Schubert explains, this wine, like its Abtsberg counterpart, incorporates fruit that was picked as prospective Auslese material.) Lightly cooked yet still tart-edged apple is reinforced by overt sweetness on an expansive and gentle palate, the typical green herb notes of the site here turning toward mint and Thai basil while a hint of salinity lends saliva inducement to an otherwise soothing, mildly refreshing finish." –Sep-16
Extending over 40 acres, Herrenberg is one of the two best sites at Grünhaus, along with Abtsberg. It is based more on Devonian red slate and has deeper topsoil that retains more water, which can be of great benefit in dry years. The wines of Herrenberg are more generous and tend to open up sooner than those of Abtsberg, but are capable of equal longevity.