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Weißwein 2009 Westhofen Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Grosses Gewächs
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #432723101810

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: great (95 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 26 September, 2020
Editor note: Firm and dense, very mineral fragrance of ripe yellow fruits with nutty notes, clear minerality and dried vegetable to herbal aromas. Firm, juicy, ripe fruit, dense, almost a little creamy, lively acidity and touch of crumbly tannin, deep and persistent, enormous minerality, certain warmth and sweetish enamel, very good, again quite firm, juicy and intensely mineral-spicy finish
wein.plus rating: 95+ WP
Last reviewed: 31 January, 2011
Editor note: Translate to English Komplexer, etwas süßlich-kräuterwürziger und noch ein wenig hefiger Duft nach angetrockneten und kandierten Zitrusfrüchten mit deutlichen Steinobstnoten, etwas Quitte sowie intensiver, ein wenig erdiger Mineralik. Sehr straff im Mund, ein wenig süßlich, aber auch mit viel Säurebiss, herben, teils kandiert wirkenden Kräuteraromen sowie intensiven Aromen reifer Zitruszesten, sehr nachhaltig am Gaumen, viel Kraft und erheblicher Griff, tief und nachhaltig, erstaunlich pikante Säure für einen Wein mit dieser Reife, noch völlig unentwickelt, viel herbe Mineralik, zupackend, lang. Zeigt mehr als bei der ersten Probe, muss aber unbedingt noch eine ganze Zeit reifen.
wein.plus rating: 94+ WP
Last reviewed: 23 September, 2010
Editor note: Translate to English Herber, intensiv mineralischer und bitterlich-kräuteriger, auch erdiger Duft nach kandierten und angetrockneten Zitrusfrüchten und viel Pfirsich. Sehr fest gewirkt im Mund, intensiv erdig und mineralisch, mit reifer, etwas schmelziger Frucht, feiner, lebendiger Säure und reifen, wenn auch noch etwas sandigen Gerbstoffen, tief und nachhaltig am Gaumen, viel Druck und Konzentration, warme und kühle Elemente gleichermaßen, Griff, langer Nachhall.
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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