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Weingut Schloß Saarstein
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White wine 2019 Serrig Schloss Saarsteiner Riesling Kabinett VDP.Grosse Lage, Mosel, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 7.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #35550140920

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Last reviewed: 17 November, 2020
Area of the German production area Mosel; see there.

The production area is located in Rhineland-Palatinate and to a small extent in Saarland in Germany. The river Moselle meanders over 237 km on its way from Trier to Koblenz, but the linear distance is only 96 km. The vineyards cover 8,798 hectares of vines, which stretch along the Moselle from its headwaters in the Vosges mountains on the border with 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 old name Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, which was valid until 2007. The oldest vineyards in Germany are located on the upper...

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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