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Winery Wines Files 12

White wine 2018 Ilbesheim Kalmit Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Pfalz, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 28.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #50422193119

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (91 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 29 January, 2020
Editor note: Firm nose, prominent yeasty and light vegetal notes, light yellow fruit aromas, intense mineral notes. Ripe, firm, sweetish fruit on the palate, some sugar candy, yeasty notes, lively, elegant acidity, light tannic grip, floral traces, hint of red berries, has both warm and cool elements, some depth, herbaceous traces, very good finish, but unnecessarily sweet.
Best to drink: 2022-2028+ What our ratings mean
Besides Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße one of the two areas of the German wine region Pfalz; see there.

The wine-growing region is located in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The vineyards cover 23,554 hectares of vineyards, making it the second largest German growing region after Rheinhessen. Until 1995 it was called Rheinpfalz, the current name (lat. Palatium = palace) derives from the Palatines of the Holy Roman Empire, who resided in the city of Heidelberg from the 13th to the middle of the 18th century. There is first evidence of viticulture long before the Romans in Celtic graves as early as 550 BC, which were found in Laumersheim and Bad Dürkheim. After the Romans withdrew from 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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