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Winery Wines Files 8

White wine 2015 Hattenheim Nußbrunnen Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Rheingau, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content : 12.5%
Price: 35.00 €
Bottle closue: Screw cap
Registration number : #3105903316

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: great (98 WP)
Last reviewed: 13 September, 2016
Editor note: Very firm nose, prominent yeasty as well as dried vegetal notes, light nutty traces, intense mineral notes, restrained, cool yellow fruit, some mussel shells, light tobacco, herbs, wild mushrooms as well as some white and yellow flowers. Very ripe, slightly warm sweetish fruit on the palate, more prominent yeasty notes, hint of butter, peanuts and almonds, concentrated and very persistent, very elegant acidity, firm, well-integrated, excellent tannins, touch of sugar candy in the background, firm grip, deep, tart mineral foundation that perfectly balances the slight residual sugar, noticeably warm, still largely undeveloped, complex elements of texture and aromas, tranquil, but also challenging, really makes the taster work, moves away from varietal character, develops over several days, at some stage one cannot find any more words, develops red and black berry notes with extensive aeration, deep, gripping, complex, very long finish with spicy aromas. Has some singular aspects, but may not find favour with Riesling purists. A masterpiece.

The production area is located in the federal state of Hessen in Germany. The vineyards cover 3,211 hectares of vine area starting at the lower Main river east of Wiesbaden and extending about 50 kilometres along the right bank of the Rhine to Lorch north of Rüdesheim. The "Rheingau Riesling Route" wine route runs along the right bank of the Rhine 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, which is evidenced by the story of the Spätlese rider. Especially in the...

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