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White wine 2017 Alsace AOC Riesling sec "Vieilles Vignes", Alsace, France

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 6.60 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #Fa-L1730

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (87 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 2 January, 2020
Editor note: Light floral, yeasty and waxy notes on the nose, candied yellow fruit aromas, hint of yellow spice, fairly prominent mineral notes. Tart fruit on the palate, yeasty and vegetal notes, prominent earthy and mineral notes, fairly prominent elegant acidity, light tannic grip, fairly persistent, quite an elegant sfairly cool style, yeasty and light vegetal notes on a very good, firm, tart, juicy finish. Very good value for money.
Best to drink: To 2022+ What our ratings mean

Denotation for the French wine growing region Alsace. Alsace (or Vin d'Alsace) is also the name of the region's extensive appellation. The other two AOC are Alsace Grand Cru and for the sparkling wines Crémant d'Alsace. These wines account for around 75% of production. Most of them are varietal wines made from 100% of a variety indicated on the label. In the absence of this indication, it is a cuvée of different varieties. The AOC designation consists of Alsace and the subsequent variety or wine type name, for example "Alsace Riesling". The yield is limited to a maximum of 80 hl/h, for Pinot Noir to 75...

The wine-growing region lies in the north-east of France on the border with Germany formed by the Rhine. The départements Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin formed a separate French administrative region Alsace (Région Alsace) from 1973 to 2015. As part of the regional mergers, the Grand Est (Greater East) region was created from 2016 with Strasbourg as its capital, covering the areas of Alsace, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne.

Viticulture was already practised by the Celts (Gauls) before the Romans who appeared here in the 2nd century. After a decline in the 5th century due to the invasion of the Germanic tribes, it flourished...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (lat. Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A brisk trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When they immigrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French consumed wine for a long time before they started to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar...

The white grape variety probably comes from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms that testify to the great age and worldwide distribution of this vine in almost all wine-growing countries. The most important ones 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 (Moldavia); Rheinriesling,...

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