Riesling 2022

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Riesling 2022

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Grape: Riesling
Alcohol: 11.5% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2022
Format: 75cl
Classification: Gutsweine (Estate Wine)
Region: Rheinhessen
Country: Germany

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Description

Vintage

Even though the weather pattern in 2022 was not as
optimal as hoped, the wines of Rheinhessen nevertheless
developed in a way that they only manage in Germany:
with moderate alcohol content, a very expressive and fruity aroma and an acidity that gives the wine its freshness. The September rains came just in time and had a positive effect on quality and quantity in many places. Thanks to the great ripeness, the winegrowers got the style they wanted when they decided on the harvest date. The rain also slowed down the increase in must weights and thus the later increase in the alcohol content of the wines, which meets the needs of consumers.

Ripening in the cool produces fruity wines that offer a wide range of aromas even with moderate alcohol content. In addition, there is a fresh acidity – one of the main characteristics of German white wines.

Wine

Grapes were hand picked, with maceration for up to 18 hours and spontaneous fermentation & maturation in stainless steel. This is a light wine, little effervescent, a fervent lemon crisp, white peaches and stone fruit aromas with high refreshing acidity. Pale yellow colour with green reflexes, a nose full of ripe fruit aromas of citrus, apricot & light spice notes with a juicy palate. Certified Vegan and Organic.

Region

Rheinhessen is a very famous wine region in Germany, located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is one of the country’s 13 official wine regions and is known for its rich winemaking history and high-quality wines. Rheinhessen is the largest wine-producing region in Germany, covering an area of approximately 26,500 hectares of vineyards.

Rheinhessen lies to the west of the Rhine River and is bordered by the Nahe wine region to the northwest and the Pfalz wine region to the south. The region’s landscape is characterized by gently rolling hills and a temperate climate that is influenced by the river.

Climate & Terroir

Spring in Rheinhessen tends to be cool, which can be challenging for the early growth of grapevines. Frosts can occur in spring, posing a risk to the young buds.

Summers in Rheinhessen are generally warm, allowing the grapes to ripen and develop their flavors. However, the presence of the Rhine River and its cooling effect helps to prevent extreme heat waves.

The region benefits from a relatively long growing season, allowing the grapes to reach full maturity. This extended ripening period contributes to the development of complex flavors and balanced acidity in the wines.

The region’s moderate climate with warm days and cool nights in autumn is particularly favorable for the late ripening grape varieties like Riesling. This combination helps the grapes retain acidity while achieving sufficient sugar levels, leading to the production of high-quality wines.

Ideal drinking temperature 8° Celsius.

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