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Red wine 2006 dry Silberkapsel (Select) Cuvée Quintessenz, Pfalz, Germany

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 9.00 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number: #511321701707

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Last reviewed: 5 February, 2008
Next to Südliche Weinstraße one of the two areas of the German wine region Pfalz; see there.

The production area is located in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The vineyards cover 23,554 hectares, making it the second largest German wine-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. The first evidence of viticulture can be found in Celtic graves as early as 550 BC, long before the Romans, in Laumersheim and Bad Dürkheim. After the retreat of the Romans from this area,...

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 red grape variety (also Weinsberg S 341) is a new variety between Helfensteiner x Heroldrebe (which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012). The crossing was made in 1955 by August Herold (1902-1973) at the Weinsberg Teaching and Research Institute in Württemberg (Germany). The plant variety protection was granted in 1979. The name goes back to Immanuel A. L. Dornfeld (1796-1869), after whose initiative the viticulture school in Weinsberg was founded. The variety Hegel was created with the same parents. Dornfelder was a...

The red grape variety probably comes from Austria. There are about 40 synonyms, the most important ones grouped alphabetically by country are Saint Laurent, Schwarze Lorenztraube, Schwarzer(Germany); Saint Laurent(France); Blauer St. Laurent, Laurenzitraube, Saint Laurent, Saint-Lorentz, Sankt Laurent(Austria); Svätovavrinecké(Slovakia); Lovricanka, Lovrijenac, Sentlovrenka(Slovenia); Svatovavřinecké, Vavrinak, Vavřinecké(Czech Republic) The village of St. Laurent in the Médoc, however, has no connection with the vine, as the ampelographer Victor Vermorel...

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni,...

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