Gut Hermannsberg 2012 Kupfergrube Riesling GG

Stony and saline minerality give this Riesling its unmistakeable identity; the intense spiciness expresses itself in notes of flint and fresh herbs.
SKU: 2165
$58.50

Details

Details

For this Großes Gewächs, only perfectly ripened grapes from the very best parcels of the Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube were used, where the First Commandment demands the most stringent of hand-selection. A razor's-edge minerality distinguishes this wine, marked as well with the stamp of the volcanic and stony soil. Soil: Melaphyre, an igneous rock, to which the hand of man has introduced a covering of carbon slate: thousands of man-hours were required at the beginning of the 20th century to bring the vineyard into being out of an old copper-mine and its ruggedly rocky surroundings. Today, the terraces rise with a pure southern exposure; the grapes here are very unforgiving and demand great restraint and care in the cellar as well. Description: Stony and saline minerality give this Riesling its unmistakeable identity; the intense spiciness expresses itself in notes of flint and fresh herbs. Very complex, this intensely concentrated Riesling simply explodes on the palate, marrying elegance with power and prominent minerality. This is a wine for the advanced class, with a long finish and great ageing-potential. Yield: 30 hl/ha Vineyard exposure: south Soil: melaphyre, carbon slate Maturation: 600-litre traditional cask and stainless steel Alcohol: 13.0% Residual sugar: 4.5 g/l Acidity: 8.2 g/l

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 0.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 0.00
Acidity (g/l) 0.00
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Long term.
Grape Variety 100% - Riesling
Body light
Sweetness dry
region Nahe

Region

Nahe


Nahe is an official wine-region in Germany, but has been classified only since 1971.

Before that, it was a source for mainly undistinguished "Rhine Wine."

Part of the state Rheinland-Pfalz, its wine-villages and towns are laid out along both sides of the Nahe river, which flows into the Rhine at Bingen.

There are currently more than 10,000 acres under vines, in which 75% of the vines grow white grapes, with Riesling the predominate variety.

The volcanic nature of its geography has led to a marvelous variety of soil-types porphyry, slate and sandstone sometimes occurring within the same vineyard site.

There are currently more than 10,000 acres under vines, in which 75% of the vines grow white grapes, with Riesling the predominate variety.

The volcanic nature of its geography has led to a marvelous variety of soil-types—porphyry, slate and sandstone sometimes occurring within the same vineyard site.

Subregion

Upper Nahe


Characterized by a striking diversity of soils including slate, sandstone, laphyre and porphyry, and progressively higher temperatures as you move downstream, the Upper Nahe features some of the most spectacular vineyard sites, like the Bastei or the Rotenfels.

Reviews
Gut Hermannsberg 2012 Kupfergrube Riesling GG
Gut Hermannsberg 2012 Kupfergrube Riesling GG
Review by Wine & Spirits
92 given by Wine & Spirits.
In the early 1900’s vinegrowers brought in loads of slate to cover this vineyard, once an old copper mine. The wine that comes off it feels like it’s made of stone, with a layer of lemon meringue. It’s intense and slightly formidable in its lean, focused drive, wanting many years in the cellar to relax.