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Winery Wines Files 9

Weißwein 2004 Volkach Karthäuser Weißburgunder Grosses Gewächs trocken, Franconia/Franken, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: Grosses Gewächs
Price: 22.04 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #300008205

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: good (84 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 8 September, 2005
Best to drink: Bis 2007. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Translate to English Mineralische, komplexe Nase mit floralen und vegetabilen Tönen und einer kompakten gelben Frucht. Im Mund einladend, die gut verwobene Frucht besticht mit sauberen Noten von Nektarinen, Melonen und etwas Banane, Extrakt- und Restsüße verstärken den Eindruck von Reife, gut passende Säure und zarte Mineralität, den ansich guten Abgang stören nur die rauen und stumpfen, phenolischen Noten ein wenig.

The German wine-growing region of Franconia used to be divided into the three areas of Maindreieck, Mainviereck and Steigerwald with 23 Großlagen and 216 Einzellagen. In November 2011, the members of the Franconian Winegrowers' Association decided on a new arrangement. The three old areas will be replaced by 12 much smaller ones. These will also replace the 23 large vineyards in the medium to long term. The old areas once played a role in the predominant marketing of Franconian table wine, but they had lost that role for some time. Before this conversion, the following description applied to the Maindreieck area:

Main - Flussverlauf mit Maindreieck und Mainviereck

By far the largest...

The growing region lies on the northern edge of the state of Bavaria in Germany and is crossed by the Main river in a large W-shape. A special feature is that the Bavarian vineyards on Lake Constance around Lindau belong to the Württemberg growing region. The vineyards cover 6,130 hectares, most of which stretch between Aschaffenburg and Schweinfurt. All are planted on south-facing valley slopes on the banks of the Main River or in side valleys of its tributaries. It is an ancient wine-growing region, as evidenced by a deed of gift from 777 to the Fulda monastery, to which the royal estate of Hammelburg with eight vineyards (Schloss...

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 White Burgundy) for the grape variety Pinot Blanc; see there.
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