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Rotwein 2017 "Zahir", Pfalz, Germany

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Classification: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Price: 35.00 €
Organic labeling: Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #51081794220

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (89 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 7 September, 2021
Best to drink: 2023 bis 2028+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Firmly woven, somewhat black berry, herbaceous, bacony, nutty and hints of toast with slightly peppery and medicinal hints. Ripe, tart fruit with nutty and somewhat bitter-chocolatey wood flavours, present, fine sandy tannin, good substance and persistence, peppers, pepper and some marzipan in the background, a hint of salt, very good, only somewhat drying and toasty finish with a pull. Still seems completely closed; needs time.
Along with Südliche Weinstraße, one of the two areas of the German wine-growing region Pfalz; see there.

The wine-growing region is located in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The vineyards cover 23,554 hectares, making it the second largest German wine-growing region after Rheinhessen. Until 1995 it was called Rheinpfalz, the current name (lat. Palatium = palace) derives from the Palatines of the Holy Roman Empire who resided in the city of Heidelberg from the 13th to the middle of the 18th century. There are first references to viticulture long before the Romans in Celtic graves as early as 550 BC, which were found in Laumersheim and Bad Dürkheim. After the Romans withdrew from the area,...

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