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Winery Wines Files 12

Weißwein 2009 Würzburg Stein-Harfe Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken, Franconia/Franken, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: Grosses Gewächs
Price: 21.50 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #300304410

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 23 November, 2021
Best to drink: Austrinken. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Rather calm aroma of citrus fruits and stone fruits with delicate floral and planty to herbal aromas as well as some minerality. Ripe, warm, melting fruit, fine acidity, some grip of ripe tannin, dried-herbal to tobacco notes, floral hints, tart mineral tones, good persistence, noticeable alcohol, very slightly muted, very good, if by now slightly broadening finish with noticeable alcohol. Not quite up to scratch anymore, but still very good.
wein.plus rating: 89 WP
Last reviewed: 8 January, 2012
Best to drink: Ende 2012 bis 2016+.
Editor note: Translate to English Etwas getrocknet-pflanzlicher bis kräuteriger und auch erdiger Duft nach Zitrusfrüchten sowie Kern- und Steinobst. Herbe, geschliffene Frucht im Mund, wieder getrocknet-pflanzlich und deutlich erdig, feine, lebendige Säure, gute Nachhaltigkeit am Gaumen, ziemlich mineralisch, dabei auch eine Spur phenolisch, hat Kraft und Schmelz, bleibt dabei aber kühl, im Hintergrund herbe pfeffrige Töne, sehr guter Abgang. Zwar durchaus gut zu trinken, aber dennoch eher in einer Zwischenphase; Es könnte sich lohnen, ihn jetzt ein wenig liegen zu lassen.
wein.plus rating: 90 WP
Last reviewed: 21 August, 2010
Best to drink: 2011-2018+.
Editor note: Translate to English Kühler, pflanzlicher und zart erdiger Duft mit zurückhaltenden gelbfruchtigen Aromen, einem Hauch Pfeffer und deutlicher Mineralik. Völlig trockene, erdig-würzige und wieder zart pfeffrige Frucht im Mund, sehr feine Säure, fester Bau, noch leicht gedeckt am Gaumen, betont mineralisch, sehr gute Nachhaltigkeit und gewisse Tiefe, recht lang.

The German wine-growing region of Franconia used to be divided into the three areas of Maindreieck, Mainviereck and Steigerwald with 23 Großlagen and 216 Einzellagen. In November 2011, the members of the Franconian Winegrowers' Association decided on a new arrangement. The three old areas will be replaced by 12 much smaller ones. These will also replace the 23 large vineyards in the medium to long term. The old areas once played a role in the predominant marketing of Franconian table wine, but they had lost that role for some time. Before this conversion, the following description applied to the Maindreieck area:

Main - Flussverlauf mit Maindreieck und Mainviereck

By far the largest...

The growing region lies on the northern edge of the state of Bavaria in Germany and is crossed by the Main river in a large W-shape. A special feature is that the Bavarian vineyards on Lake Constance around Lindau belong to the Württemberg growing region. The vineyards cover 6,130 hectares, most of which stretch between Aschaffenburg and Schweinfurt. All are planted on south-facing valley slopes on the banks of the Main River or in side valleys of its tributaries. It is an ancient wine-growing region, as evidenced by a deed of gift from 777 to the Fulda monastery, to which the royal estate of Hammelburg with eight vineyards (Schloss...

Germany, or rather the area that is now part of it, has a wine culture that is over two thousand years old. But even before that, imported wine was drunk, as evidenced by a Greek clay wine bottle from around 400 BC found in a Celtic grave. The oldest vineyards were on the banks of the Rhine, Neckar and Moselle. These rivers with their long valleys, as well as their tributaries, are still the classic wine-growing areas today. Viticulture was founded by the colonisation of Gaul by the Greeks and then brought to perfection by Roman culture. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) brought Roman viticulture from the RhôneRhône...

The white grape variety probably originates from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms testifying to the great age and worldwide distribution of this vine in almost all wine-growing countries. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, are Risling (Bulgaria); Edler Riesling, Gelber Riesling, Gräfenberger, Hochheimer, Johannisberger, Kleinriesling, Klingelberger, Rissling, Rüsseling, Weißer Riesling (Germany); Raisin du Rhin, Riesling Rhénan (France); Riesling Renano (Italy); Rajinski Riesling (former Yugoslavia); Rizling Rajnski (Croatia); Rislinoc...

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