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Rotwein 2011 Bechtheim Hasensprung St. Laurent trocken S, Sandgestein, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: QbA
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Maturing: large wood
Variety: St. Laurent
Registration number: #426603502212

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 3 July, 2012
Along with Bingen and Nierstein, one of the three areas in the German Rheinhessen growing region; see there

The wine-growing region is located in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany and is named after the region. The name is derived from the historical affiliation as the province of Rheinhessen of the Grand Duchy of Hesse from 1816 to 1919. The vineyards cover 26,758 hectares, making it the largest German wine-growing region in terms of area. The vineyards are located on the left bank of the Rhine knee between Bingen, Mainz and Worms in the form of a huge triangle. Many finds attest to ancient viticulture, such as a Roman water pipe in Ingelheim. Nierstein is home to Germany's oldest vineyard, 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 red grape variety probably comes from Austria. There are about 40 synonyms, the most important ones grouped alphabetically by country are Saint Laurent, Schwarze Lorenztraube, Schwarzer(Germany); Saint Laurent(France); Blauer St. Laurent, Laurenzitraube, Saint Laurent, Saint-Lorentz, Sankt Laurent(Austria); Svätovavrinecké(Slovakia); Lovricanka, Lovrijenac, Sentlovrenka(Slovenia); Svatovavřinecké, Vavrinak, Vavřinecké(Czech Republic) The village of St. Laurent in the Médoc, however, has no connection with the vine, as the ampelographer Victor Vermorel...

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