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White wine 2018 Nierstein Riesling VDP.Aus Ersten Lagen dry, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #42750433319

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (92 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 17 September, 2019
Editor note: Firm, fairly deep, tart, cool nose, still reductive, but already very polished, light, restraind yellow fruit and light yeasty notes, hint of black berries, prominent mineral notes. Tart, fairly firm, slightly restrained fruit on the palate, yeasty and intense mineral notes, firm, elegant acidity, firm grip, still totally undeveloped, persistent, crisp, some depth, vibrant, very good, tart, elegant, juicy, noticeably cool finish. Should mature very well.
Best to drink: 2021-2032+ What our ratings mean
Along with Bingen and Nierstein, one of the three areas in the German Rheinhessen growing region; see there

The 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, which existed 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. In Nierstein, the oldest vineyard in Germany, the...

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...

The white grape variety probably comes from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms that testify to the great age and worldwide distribution of this vine in almost all wine-growing countries. The most important ones are Risling (Bulgaria); Edler Riesling, Gelber Riesling, Gräfenberger, Hochheimer, Johannisberger, Kleinriesling, Klingelberger, Rissling, Rüsseling, Weißer Riesling (Germany); Raisin du Rhin, Riesling Rhénan (France); Riesling Renano (Italy); Rajinski Riesling (former Yugoslavia); Rizling Rajnski (Croatia); Rislinoc (Moldavia); Rheinriesling,...

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