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White wine 2019 Grauburgunder dry, Nahe, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 6.80 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #77111100120

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (85 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 21 May, 2020
Editor note: Nutty and slightly planty fragrance with yellow fruity and slightly floral notes. Youthful, somewhat warm, melted and sweetish fruit, fine acidity, nutty, floral and planty notes, a hint of yeast, good finish

The wine-growing region is located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany and is named after the river of the same name. There is much preserved evidence of the Romans, who already cultivated wine here. The vineyards cover 4,237 hectares of vines along the river from Hunsrück to the mouth of the Rhine at Bingen. Near Bingen, the Benedictine abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) founded the Rupertsberg monastery. The soils consist of quartzite and slate on the lower Nahe, porphyry, melaphyre and red sandstone on the middle Nahe, and weathered soils, sandstone, loess and loam near Bad Kreuznach...

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...

Synonym (also Grauer Burgunder) for the grape variety Pinot Gris; see there.
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