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Weingut Balthasar Ress
Winery Wines Files 8

Red wine 2011 Assmannshausen Höllenberg Spätburgunder dry, Rheingau, Germany

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 29.50 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Registration number: #3105907213

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 6 April, 2021
Editor note: Clear, quite polished red berry nose with delicate herbal aromas and a hint of black berries. Ripe, quite juicy, again polished fruit with melting and delicate acid bite, very fine tannin, good persistence, melting and some warmth, fine spice, a hint of cassis and liquorice, very good, again melting finish with ripe, a little warm fruit
wein.plus rating: 88 WP
Last reviewed: 8 October, 2013
Editor note: Translate to English Etwas tabakiger und röstig-holziger Duft nach eingemachten roten und schwarzen Beeren mit vegetabilen Aromen, getrocknet-floralen Tönen und Mineralik. Klare, reife, recht saftige Frucht, leicht nussige, getreidige und vegetabile Töne, sehr feiner Säurebiss und überwiegend mürbes Tannin, gute Nachhaltigkeit am Gaumen, hat Schmelz, im Hintergrund auch Mineralik, noch wenig entwickelt, feine Würze, sehr guter Abgang.

The wine-growing region is located in the federal state of Hesse in Germany. The vineyards cover 3,211 hectares of vineyards starting at the Untermain east of Wiesbaden and extending about 50 kilometres along the right bank of the Rhine to Lorch north of Rüdesheim. The wine route "Rheingau Riesling Route" runs along the right bank from Lorch to Hochheim. Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) allegedly had the first vineyard planted near today's Johannisberg Castle. It is also said that the Spätlese was "invented" here, as evidenced by the story of the Spätlesereiter (Late Harvest Rider ). Especially in the...

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...

Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Noir; see there.
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