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Wittmann Riesling Trocken Gros Gewaches Morstein 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - While the nose is buoyant, bursting with honey, mango and flowers, a polished elegance reverberates throughout this dry, steely...
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Wittmann Riesling Trocken Westhofener 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Tart green melon, lemon and lime scent this sleek, dry wine. While full bodied in style, its rich, mineral palate is steely and honed....

2012 Rheingau / Rheinhessen

The region of Rheinhessen is the largest and most productive of all of Germany’s wine regions, and wine has been produced here since the Roman occupation of the country. It was favored by Charlemagne, too, whose influence was felt all over Europe, and Rheinhessen wines were at many points in history the height of fashion. Rheinhessen is bordered by the mighty river Rhine in the north and to the west, and is typified by its undulating topography - indeed, it is known locally as the ‘land of a thousand hills’.

The finest appellations in Rheinhessen are generally considered to be those in the Roter Hang (red slope), where the red sandstone soil imparts plenty of character and fascinating features. However, many popular and highly regarded wines from Rheinhessen are produced on the banks of the river Rhine, where the varied soils are full of interesting characteristics carried by the water. The majority of wines produced in this part of Germany are white, with sixty nine percent of the region’s total output being made up of Riesling and Muller-Thurgau varietal grapes. Red wines also thrive here, though, and Dornfelder is a popular varietal which is regularly praised for its depth and expression.