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White wine 2008 Westhofen Brunnenhäuschen Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #432723102809

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (87 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 30 June, 2018
Editor note: Sweetish nose, slightly soft with buttery traces, partly preserved yellow fruit, nutty and yeasty notes. Ripe, soft, creamy fruit on the palate, nutty, yeasty and light vegetal npo0tes, elegant acidity, floral traces, noticeably sweetish and creamy, full body, good substance and persistent, mineral notes in the background, light acid bite, slightly soft contours again on a very good, slightly sweetish finish. Does not appear old by any means, but is noticeably losing its contours.
Best to drink: Drink now What our ratings mean
wein.plus rating: 93 WP
Last reviewed: 28 December, 2009
Editor note: Translate to English Etwas wachsiger, sehr mineralischer und leicht tabakiger Zitrus-Pfirsichduft mit Quittentönen, ein wenig Aubergine und deutlicher Kräuterwürze sowie nussigen Anklängen. Kraftvoll und fest im Mund, wieder betont mineralisch und kräuterwürzig, mit Luft reife, saftige Zitrus-Pfirsichfrucht mit Ananasnoten, präsente, feine Säure, nachhaltig am Gaumen, süßliche Noten, neigt ein wenig zur Breite, leichter Gerbstoff, wird mit Luft straffer und gewinnt auch noch an Tiefe, recht langer Nachhall. Erst am dritten Tag in Bestform.
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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