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Weißwein 2020 Roter Riesling VDP.Gutswein, Rheingau, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 11%
Classification: VDP.Gutswein
Price: 15.00 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Registration number: #3303700721

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 22 November, 2021
Best to drink: 2022-2025+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Slightly floral pome fruit scent with peach notes and a hint of red berries as well as yeasty and mineral hints. Sweet fruit with candied tones and delicate nutty aromas, a little red berry and floral, slightly sandy tannin and suitable acidity, some persistence, mineral tones again, good to very good finish.

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 RhôneRhône...

The white grape variety originates from Germany. It must not be confused with the varieties Blauer Riesling, Pinot Meunier (with synonyms Blauer Riesling, Schwarzer Riesling) or Roter Veltliner (with synonym Roter Riesling) due to morphological similarities or apparently indicating synonyms. In the past, it was wrongly assumed that it was the original form of the White Riesling. According to DNA analyses carried out most recently in 2009, however, it is clearly a colour mutation of the white variety. White and reddish berries are often observed on the same grape,...

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