Rossern is a slope facing to the south with sandy soil. The sand normally gets quite hot on the surface and brings extreme ripeness. In this case the vineyard has a thin (only about 15cm) layer of Loess on top. Loess keeps humidity quite well and therefore, we do not have this warming effect here. For this reason, the Chardonnay that we grow here, gets great ripeness, but not the fat overripeness that sometimes makes Chardonnay boring. So, even our heavily-oaked Chardonnay Rossern has a straight, elegant body.