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White wine 2018 Geisenheim Kläuserweg Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Rheingau, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 17.50 €
Organic labeling: Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: piece barrel
Registration number: #2504802119

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (87 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 7 October, 2019
Editor note: Vegetal, herbaceous and delicate floral notes on the nose, very light yellow fruit aromas, also has a hint of black berries, mineral notes, peppery traces. Predominantly light, slightly sweetish fruit on the palate, floral and vegetal traces, hint of dark berries, moderate tannins, elegant acidity, touch of sugar candy, tart salty mineral aromas in the background, yeasty traces, still slightly sandy on a good to very good finish.
Best to drink: Mid-2020-2024+ What our ratings mean

The growing region is located in the state of Hesse in Germany. The vineyards cover 3,211 hectares of vineyards starting at the Untermain east of Wiesbaden and extending about 50 kilometers along the right bank of the Rhine to Lorch north of Rüdesheim. The wine route "Rheingauer Riesling-Route" runs along the right bank from Lorch to Hochheim. Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) is said to have 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 Rheingau,...

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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