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Weingut Karl May - Liebenauer Hof
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Weißwein 2020 Osthofen Grauburgunder trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Price: 12.90 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: large wood
Registration number: #43111284421

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 26 July, 2021
Best to drink: Bis 2024. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Nutty pome fruit scent with fine vegetal to herbal nuances, hints of woody tones and a hint of flowers. Ripe, tangy, very dry fruit, nutty, delicately smoky and hints of tobacco, fine acidity, quite distinct minerality, delicately smoky and mushroomy notes in the background, has power, good persistence, very good, somewhat warm finish.
Along with Bingen and Nierstein, one of the three areas in the German Rheinhessen growing region; see there

The wine-growing region is located in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany and is named after the region. The name is derived from the historical affiliation as the province of Rheinhessen of the Grand Duchy of Hesse from 1816 to 1919. The vineyards cover 26,758 hectares, making it the largest German wine-growing region in terms of area. The vineyards are located on the left bank of the Rhine knee between Bingen, Mainz and Worms in the form of a huge triangle. Many finds attest to ancient viticulture, such as a Roman water pipe in Ingelheim. Nierstein is home to Germany's oldest vineyard, 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...

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

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