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Winery Wines Files 6

Red wine 2019 Assmannshausen Spätburgunder off-dry, Rheingau, Germany

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Price: 7.90 €
Organic labeling: Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: large wood
Registration number: #2203704220

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (85 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 2 May, 2021
Editor note: Red berry and slightly herbal scent with cherry notes. Slightly sweet fruit, nutty and herbal tones, fine sandy tannin, some bite, some persistence, floral traces, good finish

The wine-growing region is located in the federal state of Hesse in Germany. The vineyards cover 3,211 hectares of vineyards starting at the Untermain east of Wiesbaden and extending about 50 kilometres along the right bank of the Rhine to Lorch north of Rüdesheim. The wine route "Rheingau Riesling Route" runs along the right bank from Lorch to Hochheim. Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) allegedly had the first vineyard planted near today's Johannisberg Castle. It is also said that the Spätlese was "invented" here, as evidenced by the story of the Spätlesereiter (Late Harvest Rider ). Especially in 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 for the grape variety Pinot Noir; see there.
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