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Winery Wines Files 9

White wine 2019 Martinsthal Schlenzenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Rheingau, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: stainless steel and large wood
Registration number: #350022120

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (90 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 18 April, 2021
Editor note: Firm, clear, quite polished yellow fruity aroma with herbal and slightly floral aromas and some minerality in the background. Ripe, juicy, slightly sweet fruit with herbal and floral aromas, a hint of dark berries in the background, candy tones, very fine acidity, good substance and persistence, quite clear minerality, certain depth, delicate grip, very good, relatively firm, very slightly sweet 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 Rhône valley to the...

The white grape variety probably originates from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms testifying to the great age and worldwide distribution of this vine in almost all wine-producing countries. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, 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...

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