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White wine 2009 Westhofen Brunnenhäuschen Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #432723101910

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: great (95 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 2 April, 2021
Editor note: Deep, firm and complex aroma of ripe citrus fruits and stone fruits with hints of yellow spice, floral nuances and distinct minerality. Firm and very juicy in the mouth, ripe, relatively sweet, partly candied fruit with very fine acidity and grip of ripe tannin, herbal and yellow-spicy notes, persistent, deep and quite concentrated, enormous minerality, restrained power, very good to long, sweetly juicy, spicy and again mineral finish with bite. The wine is obviously emerging more and more from a longer phase of closure and is now back to the level of its youth; if the sweetness was still a little dominant a few months ago, it is now perfectly integrated again thanks to the increasingly complex, in parts also animatingly tart minerality. Now at the beginning of its best form, which it can probably hold for a very long time
wein.plus rating: 92 WP
Last reviewed: 13 July, 2020
Editor note: Clear, quite tight citrus stone fruit scent with herbal-vegetal and clearly mineral notes as well as floral and with air also vegetable nuances. Ripe, juicy, quite sweet fruit with hints of candy and slightly herbaceous-vegetable and floral tones, fine, lively acidity, some grip, lots of minerality, persistent and quite strong on the palate, warm and cool elements, good depth, a little candy, very good, juicy, again quite sweet and very mineral finish with plenty of candy. In still almost youthful condition and a lot better than the bottle tasted 2 years ago; one should not expect only a dry tasting wine
wein.plus rating: 90 WP
Last reviewed: 30 June, 2018
Editor note: Fairly cool nose, light vegetal and floral notes, fairly prominent mineral notes, ripe yellow fruit, light nutty traces. Ripe, creamy, sweetish fruit on the palate, some sugar candy and caramel, nutty and yeasty traces, veryslightly muted, elegant, fairly lively acidity, good persistence and substance, mineral notes in the background, creamy, concentrated, some grip and bite, slightly noticeable war malcohol, very good minerally, noticeably sweet finish.
Best to drink: To 2020+
wein.plus rating: 94 WP
Last reviewed: 23 September, 2010
Editor note: Translate to English Tiefer, erdig-mineralischer, ziemlich würziger und auch etwas vegetabiler Duft nach hochreifen, teils getrockneten und kandierten gelben Früchten mit tabakigen Noten. Kräftig, saftig und würzig im Mund, viel reife, teils kandiert wirkende Frucht mit feiner, reifer Säure, erdiger Mineralik und mürbem Griff von reifen Gerbstoffen, dicht und nachhaltig am Gaumen, fast cremiger Schmelz, gute Tiefe, sehr guter Abgang.
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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