Dr. Hermann Riesling Urziger Wurtzgarten Alte Reben 2016 750ml
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Dr. Hermann Riesling Urziger Wurtzgarten Alte Reben 2016

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer - Germany

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Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
From ungrafted 80- to 120-year-old vines from several plots on sandstone, slate and mixed soils, the 2016 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Alte Reben (Steinmetz und Hermann) has an intense yet clear, flinty and spicy/floral-scented bouquet of tropical fruits, herbs, walnuts and very fine slate aromas. Full-bodied, rich, round and intense on the palate, this is an elegant, densely textured and juicy grand cru with firm tannins. Picked enormously late and with 98° Oechsle, the wine fermented in stainless steel in Stefan Steinmetz's cellar in Brauneberg, ending up with 12% alcohol and 17 grams of residual sugar. Bottled in June 2017. Total production: 3,600 bottles. Tasted February 2018.

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Country: Germany

Despite being known primarily for sweet and semi-sweet white wines, Germany actually produces a surprisingly large and varied range of wines, with many reaching an extremely high standard and being very well received on the world stage. The terrain across much of the southern parts of the country is extremely fertile, with mineral rich soils adding a wonderful edge to already excellent grapes, and thus resulting in delicious and highly elegant white and rosé wines. The climate in many parts of Germany also allows for some more unusual wine-making practices, with certain regions specializing in the highly aromatic and distinctive 'ice-wines' which are gaining popularity by those looking for something a little more intense and unusual. With these wines, the producers allow the grapes to freeze through the early frosts, resulting in a higher sugar content and a fantastic set of flavors and aromas in the finished product. Germany has long since favored quality over quantity, and a new enthusiasm for fine wine within the country is producing truly exciting results, using a blending of traditional and contemporary techniques.