Gut Hermannsberg Altenbamberger Rotenberg Spatlese 2013

Intense aromas paint a portrait in rich, complex shades of red: Ripe berries, juicy figs, and passion fruit one moment, blood orange, and plump peaches at another.
SKU: 2170
$33.60

Details

Details

From the winery: "Close your eyes, put your nose to the glass and inhale deeply. This is nothing delicate or coquettish here, nothing pale nor green. The intense aromas instead paint a portrait in rich, complex shades of red: Ripe berries, juicy figs, and passion fruit one moment, blood orange, and plump peaches at another. Delicate acidity on the palate forms a perfectly balanced contrast to the opulent fruit. Pure drinking pleasure! Why are these fine treasures always referred to as dessert wines? We have no idea either. Our Rotenberg Riesling pairs perfectly with spicy Asian or Indian fare, curry dishes, bacon-wrapped plums, goat cheese Gratin with toasted pine nuts or simply in a glass on its own. Soil: The Altbamberger Rotenberg is situated in the idyllic Alsenztal, a side valley of the Nahe. The name Rotenberg comes from the Rotliegendes geologic stratum; the vineyard is characterised by barren, rocky soils intersersed with rhyolite.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 9.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 60.00
Acidity (g/l) 9.20
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential 2014-2017
Grape Variety 100% - Riesling
Body light
Sweetness sweet
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¬óporphyry, 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.