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White wine 2016 Hattenheim Wisselbrunnen Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Rheingau, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 35.00 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #3105902117

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (93+ WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 1 January, 2021
Editor note: Firm, nutty and still slightly yeasty, a hint of malty aroma of ripe, partly candied and preserved, partly exotic yellow fruits with herbaceous and dried floral aromas as well as distinct minerality. Ripe, again preserved and candied, sweetish, somewhat warm fruit, moderate acidity, caramel tones and some yellow spice, yeasty nuances, vegetal hints in the background, persistent, deep and dense, intense minerality, fine grip, red berry tones, also bitter orange, tightens with air, very good to long, juicy and relatively sweet, yellow-spicy and very mineral finish, again with and candied tones. Currently rather in an intermediate phase
wein.plus rating: 95 WP
Last reviewed: 5 October, 2017
Editor note: Firm, deep, compact, complex nose, prominent vegetal and mineral notes, restrained yellow fruit, some raisins, hint of tobacco, dried flowers and some earthy notes. Ripe, firm, slightly off-dry concentrated fruit on the palate, nutty notes, hint of tobacco, vegetal and herbaceous notes, persistent and concentrated, firm grip, hint of black berries in the background, hint of coffee, slightly noticeable warm alcohol, good depth, still undeveloped, complex and compact, good substance, very good long, nutty finish.
Best to drink: 2019-2028+

The growing region is located in the state of Hesse in Germany. The vineyards cover 3,211 hectares of vineyards starting at the Untermain east of Wiesbaden and extending about 50 kilometers along the right bank of the Rhine to Lorch north of Rüdesheim. The wine route "Rheingauer Riesling-Route" runs along the right bank from Lorch to Hochheim. Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) is said to have 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 Rheingau,...

Germany, or rather the area that belongs to it today, has a wine culture that is over two thousand years old. But imported wine was already being drunk before that, as evidenced by a Greek wine bottle made of clay dating from around 400 BC found in a Celtic tomb. The oldest vineyards were located on the banks of the Rhine, Neckar and Moselle. These rivers with their elongated valleys, as well as their tributaries, are still the classic growing areas today. Viticulture was established by the colonization of the Greeks in Gaul and then brought to perfection by the Roman culture. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) brought Roman viticulture from...

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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