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White wine 2010 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: #432723101911

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (93 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 30 June, 2018
Editor note: Firm, clear nose, ripe, partly candied yellow fruit, floral and herbaceous traces, some miont, prominent mineral notes. Ripe, juicy, concentrated frjuit on the palate, yeasty and nutty aromas, some sugar candy, light mineral njotes, very elegant, lively acidity, full-body, good substance and persistence, quite concentrated, slightly sweet, some grip and fepth, very good, long, juicy, firm, fairly complex sweetish finish. Perhaps no longer quite as vibrant as ints youth, but remains one of the few really stron winjes of the 2010 vintage.
Best to drink: To 2022+ What our ratings mean
wein.plus rating: 95+ WP
Last reviewed: 1 September, 2011
Editor note: Translate to English Sehr fester, komplexer hefiger, erdig-mineralischer, kräuteriger und auch ein wenig vegetabiler Duft mit hochfeinen Zitrus- und Steinobstaromen. Betörende, strahlende, saftige Frucht im Mund, hefige und leicht tabakige Töne sowie kandierte Kräuter, feine, sehr reife Säure, viel Schmelz am Gaumen, kräftig und Nachhaltig, vielschichtig und tief, noch gänzlich unentwickelt, kompakt, aber schon jetzt ungemein betörend, sehr saftiger, dabei komplexer und fast packender 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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