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Weißwein 2016 Gündelbach Wachtkopf Cabernet Sauvignon trocken S, Württemberg, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: QbA
Price: 12.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #6653917

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (87 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 16 July, 2019
Best to drink: To 2025+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Clear, straightforward nose, touch of spicy oak, meaty traces, black berries, light earthy and peppery notes. Ripe, clear, juicy, partly preserved fruit on the palate, spicy oak, hint of coffee and tobacco, salty traces, generally well integrated fine sandy tannins, good persistence, hint of dark chocolate and pepper, quite firm, very light sooty traces on a good to very good finish.

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 about 60 synonyms attesting to its age and worldwide distribution in almost all wine producing countries. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Franzosenrebe (Germany); Kaberne Sovinjon, Kaberne Sovinyon, Lafit, Lafite (Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia); Bidure, Bouchet, Bouchet Sauvignon, Breton, Cabernet Petit, Carbonet, Carbouet, Carmenet, Castet, Enfin, Epicier Noir, Marchoupet, Navarre, Petit Bouchet, Petit Bouschet, Petit Cabernet, Petit Cavernet Sauvignon, Petite Vidure, Sauvignon, Sauvignonne, Vidure, Vidure Sauvignonne, Vigne Dure...

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