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White wine 2011 Monzingen Halenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Nahe, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 31.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #77130411912

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (91 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 5 May, 2020
Editor note: Rather firm, still slightly yeasty and almost a little sulphurous, with a scent of partly candied yellow fruits, with a little yellow spice, floral and planty notes and mineral tones in the background. Ripe, juicy, sweetish fruit with hints of candy, some yeast and a hint of caramel, moderate acidity, some grip, certain warmth and power, lasting, mineral, also on the palate still with smoky-sulfurous nuances, very good, firm, quite sweet finish with candied and preserved fruit, but also grip and spice
wein.plus rating: 94 WP
Last reviewed: 23 August, 2012
Editor note: Translate to English Straffer, recht tiefer Zitrus-Pfirsichduft mit einem Hauch Cassis, deutlichen, kühlen kräuterigen Aromen, hefigen Tönen und viel Mineralik. Dicht und saftig im Mund, reife, geschliffene, süßliche Frucht mit hefigen und kräuterigen Tönen, sehr feine, lebendige, animierender Säure, nachhaltig und dicht am Gaumen, deutliche, feinwürzige Mineralik, feiner Griff, ausgezeichnete Tiefe, viel Schmelz, noch jung, trotz der Süße sehr stimmig, kompakter Bau, langer Abgang mit Spiel, Nachdruck und Zug.

The wine-growing region is located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany and is named after the river of the same name. There is much preserved evidence of the Romans, who already cultivated wine here. The vineyards cover 4,237 hectares of vines along the river from Hunsrück to the mouth of the Rhine at Bingen. Near Bingen, the Benedictine abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) founded the Rupertsberg monastery. The soils consist of quartzite and slate on the lower Nahe, porphyry, melaphyre and red sandstone on the middle Nahe, and weathered soils, sandstone, loess and loam near Bad Kreuznach...

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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