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White wine 2017 Riesling dry VDP.Gutswein, Rheinhessen, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Price: 12.50 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: piece barrel
Registration number: #432723100618

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 10 December, 2018
Editor note: Fairly firm nose, citrus and stone fruit, vegetal, herbaceous and cool mineral notes. Fairly firm, juicy, slightly off-dry fruit on the palate, yeasty and nutty notes, light vegetal and herbaceous aromas, lively acidity, ripe tannins provide grip, touch of carbon dioxide, fairly persistent, some bite, hint of sugar candy, good to very good, fairly juicy finish. Still needs some time to mature.
Best to drink: Mid-2019-2023+ What our ratings mean
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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