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Weißwein 2020 Riesling Landwein trocken "Blauschiefer", Mosel, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: Landwein (country wine (Landwein))
Price: 15.00 €
Organic labeling: Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #270612

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (87 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 13 January, 2022
Best to drink: Mitte 2022 bis 2025+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Herbal-vegetable and very slightly celery-like aroma with restrained, bright, relatively fine yellow-fruity aromas and floral traces. Tart, restrained, again bright fruit, fine acidity and noticeable grip, good persistence, herbaceous-vegetal notes, quite distinct minerality, relatively firm structure, still young, completely dry, very good, tight finish.

The wine-growing region is located in Rhineland-Palatinate and to a small extent also in Saarland in Germany. The Moselle River winds its way from Trier to Koblenz over 237 km, but as the crow flies it is only 96 km. The vineyards cover 8,798 hectares of vines, stretching along the Moselle from its headwaters in the Vosges Mountains on the border of Luxembourg to its confluence with the Rhine near Koblenz, as well as along its two tributaries, the Saar and the Ruwer. These three rivers gave the wine-growing region the old name Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, which was valid until 2007. Germany's oldest vineyards are located on...

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 RhôneRhône...

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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