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Weißwein 2016 Nierstein Riesling trocken VDP.Ortswein, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: QbA
Price: 18.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #432723101317

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (89 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 15 December, 2017
Best to drink: 2019-2023+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Yeasty nose, earthy, mineral and nutty notes, yellow fruit, whiff od black berries, delicate hint of mushrooms and tobacco. Firm juicy, youthful fruit on the palate, prominent yeasty notes, lively acidity, noticeable tannic grip, dark berries and dark mineral notes, persistent, some depth, precise contours, still largely undeveloped, very good juicy, grippy, minerally finish. Clearly shows its origin.

The municipality of Nierstein-Schwabsburg with around 8,400 inhabitants is located on the Rhine in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The Schwabsburg district was an independent municipality until 1970. One of the three wine-growing areas in the Rheinhessen wine-growing region was also named after Nierstein, the other two being Bingen and Wonnegau. The Nierstein area, which lies to the north-east, dates back to the Roman city of Mainz, founded in 38 BC. The centre is the Rhine front from Nackenheim to Schwabsburg. Here, on the famous Roter Hang (Red Slope ), the most impressive or best steep...

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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