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Winery Wines Files 14

Red wine 2017 Heilbronn Stiftsberg Lemberger dry G.A., Württemberg, Germany

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 15.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: oak barrel
Registration number: #258894

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 8 September, 2020
Editor note: Clear, quite polished, a little herbaceous scent of partially preserved black and red berries with floral notes. Tart, rather cool, straight fruit with a certain acid bite, fine tannins and planty notes, slightly earthy, certain persistence, salty notes, good to very good finish

The wine-growing region is located in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The vineyards cover 11,461 hectares of vines, stretching between Lake Con stance and the valley of the Tauber below Rothenburg (Taubergrund). The geographical and climatic conditions are shaped by many river valleys. On its very winding course, the tributaries Rems, Enz, Kocher and Jagst flow to the Neckar. On the riverbanks are many south-facing slopes with widely spaced vineyards. In summer there is enough sun to give red wines strength and colour. Two thirds of the vineyards are steep slopes or hillside sites. Heilbronn is the wine capital...

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...

Synonym (also Blue Lemberger) for the vine variety Blaufränkisch; see there.
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