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Weißwein 2020 Riesling trocken "Kreid", Pfalz, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #51132172821

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: great (95 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 23 September, 2021
Best to drink: 2024-2035+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Very firm and deep, cool, somewhat herbaceous, slightly vegetal and hints of tobacco with restrained yellow fruity notes, hints of yellow spice, some yeast and intense minerality. Taut, cool, bright and tart fruit, very fine, present acidity and lots of grip, yeasty nuances, intense, tart, bright, chalky minerality, some fennel, good depth, has tension, still barely developed, a little white pepper, ethereal-herbal nuances, compact structure, very good, distinctly firm, tangy, cool and again enormously mineral finish. Must mature.

The wine-growing region 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. There are first references to 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 area,...

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...

The white grape variety probably originates from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms testifying to the great age and worldwide distribution of this vine in almost all wine-producing countries. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, 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...

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