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Winery Wines Files 7

White wine 2020 Grauburgunder dry "Mergel & Keuper", Württemberg, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 12.00 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: stainless steel, large wood and barrique
Registration number: #704800421

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: good (84 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 12 April, 2021
Editor note: Relatively cool, herbal, somewhat nutty and yeasty and hints of earthy pome and stone fruit aromas with a hint of mango. Straightforward fruit with yeasty traces and some red berry hints, lively acidity, hints of pepper and mint, some persistence, some dark minerality, 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 Grauer Burgunder) for the grape variety Pinot Gris; see there.

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