Gut Hermannsberg 2013 Kupfergrube Riesling GG

From the original copper mine, this is a chiseled, powerful Riesling, from slate and volcanic soil. Dense, unyielding, it will probably age for many years.
SKU: 2283
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$58.50

Details

Details

The Kupfergrube, or Copper Mine, was once exactly that. When the copper ran out (though you can see green stone in the vineyard) the cut mountain was left alone until someone noticed, in about 1900, that the snow cleared first from its slopes and therefore it might make a terrific vineyard. A tremendous amount of work ensued until they were able to plant, build a winery right in the middle of the slope and open for business in 1902. The winery was, for many years, part of the State run group of wineries and used to be thought of as the finest winery in the Nahe. It was sold, went through a couple of owners and difficulties, but since 2009, has righted itself and become once again, a jewel on or above the river. This powerful Riesling has a vivid minerality and an almost fiery texture. Some of the vines are over 70 years old. Of the three GGs from Gut Herrmannsberg, this is probably the most brooding and maybe austere. But it opens out and should age magnificently.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.00
Acidity (g/l) 8.00
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Long term.
Grape Variety 100% - Riesling
Body medium
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.