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Weißwein 2020 Bockenau Stromberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken, Nahe, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Grosses Gewächs
Price: 52.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #27130412021

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (91 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 13 September, 2021
Best to drink: 2025-2032+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Cool, firm, reductive, clearly yeasty and a little smoky nose with fine, bright yellow fruity aromas, floral nuances, a touch of mustard and quite distinct minerality. Fairly tightly knit, bright, juicy, largely dry fruit, lively, fine acidity and plenty of grip, persistent, somewhat yeasty, rather clear, again rather bright minerality, again also mustard, fine herbaceous-vegetable aromas, aromas reminiscent of tarragon, densely wrought, has depth, a touch of lichen and dark berries, still completely undeveloped, very good, firm, juicy finish with mineral and slightly green spice, plenty of acid bite and hints of dark berries.

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 where it flows into 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...

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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