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Rotwein 2007 Gündelbach Wachtkopf Syrah trocken S, Württemberg, Germany

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: QbA
Price: 12.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Syrah
Registration number: #6654609

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (85 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 17 February, 2010
Editor note: Translate to English Deutlich holzwürziger und etwas rauchiger Duft nach eingekochten gemischten Beeren und Kirschen mit pfeffrigen Noten, etwas getrockneten Blüten und feinherben Gewürzanklängen. Geschliffene, reife Frucht im Mund, recht weich, etwas glatt und schmelzig, deutliches Holz mit leicht vordergründigen und ein wenig trocknenden Tanninen, bitterliche Kräuternuancen am Gaumen, spürbarer Alkohol, gute Nachhaltigkeit, aber nur eingeschränkte Tiefe, guter Abgang.

The wine-growing region is located in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The vineyards cover 11,461 hectares of vines, stretching between Lake Con stance and the valley of the Tauber below Rothenburg (Taubergrund). The geographical and climatic conditions are shaped by many river valleys. On its very winding course, the tributaries Rems, Enz, Kocher and Jagst flow to the Neckar. On the riverbanks are many south-facing slopes with widely spaced vineyards. In summer there is enough sun to give red wines strength and colour. Two thirds of the vineyards are steep slopes or hillside sites. Heilbronn is the wine capital...

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 red grape variety originates from France. There are over 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view are Hermitage, Shiraz (Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac (France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological...

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