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White wine 2009 Gündelbach Wachtkopf Muskateller off-dry *, Württemberg, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 11.5%
Price: 7.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Muskateller
Registration number: #665810

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: good (80 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 27 May, 2010
Editor note: Translate to English Etwas parfümiert-florale und auch pflanzlich-würzige Nase nach angetrocknetem Kernobst mit exotischem Einschlag. Schlanke, süßliche Frucht, weich, etwas erdig und pflanzlich, leicht wachsig am Gaumen, etwas gedeckt, moderate Säure, nicht sehr tief, ordentlicher Abgang.

The production area is located in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The vineyards cover 11,461 hectares of vines, which extend between Lake Constance and the Tauber valley below Rothenburg (Taubergrund). The geographical and climatic conditions are characterised by many river valleys. On its very winding course, the tributaries Rems, Enz, Kocher and Jagst flow towards the Neckar. On the river banks there are many southern slopes with widely spread vineyards. In summer there is enough sunshine to give strength and colour to red wines as well. Two thirds of the vineyards are steep or sloping. Heilbronn is the wine...

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...

It is primarily associated with the name of a grape variety. In fact, it is an umbrella term for various varieties, crossbreeds or new varieties with Muscat involvement and also, not infrequently, unrelated grape varieties. It is therefore not possible to speak of a group of varieties and certainly not of a muscatel family (the same phenomenon also applies to the four name groups Lambrusco, Malvasia, Trebbiano and Vernaccia). There are Muscatel varieties with berries in all imaginable shades of white, yellow, grey, green, pink, red, brown, purple, blue and black....

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