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Winery Wines Files 12

White wine 2019 Burg Layen Schloßberg Riesling VDP.Erste Lage dry, Nahe, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #77630192220

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (90 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 4 March, 2021
Editor note: Clear, almost cool, taut bouquet with fine, rather citrusy yellow fruit and delicate floral aromas, yeasty hints and quite clear, implied smoky minerality. Quite tightly knit, juicy yellow fruit with yeasty and a little vegetal notes, very fine acidity, moderate tannic grip, relatively light minerality, persistent, good depth, delicately creamy, still young, very good, juicy and delicately yellow-spicy finish with minerality and a hint of yeast

The wine-growing region is located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany and is named after the river of the same name. There is much preserved evidence of the Romans, who already cultivated wine here. The vineyards cover 4,237 hectares of vines along the river from Hunsrück to the mouth of the Rhine at Bingen. Near Bingen, the Benedictine abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) founded the Rupertsberg monastery. The soils consist of quartzite and slate on the lower Nahe, porphyry, melaphyre and red sandstone on the middle Nahe, and weathered soils, sandstone, loess and loam near Bad Kreuznach...

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 Rhône valley to the...

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-producing 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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