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White wine 2001 Westhofen Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 20.00 €
Registration number: #432723103002

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: great (96 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 5 June, 2004
Editor note: Translate to English Sehr dicht und tief in der Nase, nach Mineralien, Kräutern, Honigmelonen, Birnen und hochreifem Steinobst. Sehr saftig im Mund, glasklare Frucht, Stoff und knackige Säure, tiefe Mineralität am Gaumen, viel Schmelz, große Nachhaltigkeit, sehr harmonischer Bau, noch nicht wieder in Bestform, aber dennoch beeindruckend aufgrund seiner Tiefe, Komplexität und Länge. Legt derzeit über Tage zu. Dekantieren oder warten.
wein.plus rating: 97 WP
Last reviewed: 17 December, 2002
Editor note: Exceptionally deep, intense, beguiling aromas of peaches, citrus fruit, pears, green apples, fine herbs and minerals. Deep, racy, well bred and completely closed in the mouth, incredible mineral structure and perfect acidity, profound, complex and gripping, extremely persistent on the palate, aristocratic style, draws you completely into its spell, fantastic length. To spit out this wine causes physical pain. Will probably still improve with time.
Best to drink: Bis 2020.
Along with Bingen and Nierstein, one of the three areas in the German Rheinhessen growing region; see there

The wine-growing region is located in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany and is named after the region. The name is derived from the historical affiliation as the province of Rheinhessen of the Grand Duchy of Hesse from 1816 to 1919. The vineyards cover 26,758 hectares, making it the largest German wine-growing region in terms of area. The vineyards are located on the left bank of the Rhine knee between Bingen, Mainz and Worms in the form of a huge triangle. Many finds attest to ancient viticulture, such as a Roman water pipe in Ingelheim. Nierstein is home to Germany's oldest vineyard, the...

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 white grape variety probably originates from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms testifying to the great age and worldwide distribution of this vine in almost all wine-producing countries. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, 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...

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