Gut Hermannsberg Bastei Riesling GG 2012

Bastei is the most approachable of the GGs, and beguiles the taster by means of its opulent aromaticity, lively acidity and finesseful minerality.
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Details

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Massive red rock formations form a natural amphitheatre and embrace the small stage, upon which only Riesling can perform so eloquently. Soil: The vineyards are situated in front of the tallest promontory north of the Alps. The vines dig their roots deeply into the rhyolitic stony soil, where cooling breezes constantly waft over them. The imposing rock-face of the Rotenfels watches over the vines and provides an enormous reservoir of warmth. During the day, temperatures become very hot, then at night the vineyards cool significantly; this results in a spectacular wine from a spectacular site. The stony soils yield mineral-laden and racy Rieslings that bear a distinctive character of fruit. Description: Bastei is more approachable early-on than its comrades, and beguiles the taster by means of its opulent aromaticity and accessible style, lively acidity and finesseful minerality. Harmonious fruit, pineapple notes and sweet vineyard-peach. Its fine mineral backbone and clear structure bring the wine to express an almost dainty elegance.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 5.50
Acidity (g/l) 6.40
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential 2016-2021
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¬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.

Reviews
Gut Hermannsberg Bastei Riesling GG 2012
Gut Hermannsberg Bastei Riesling GG 2012
Review by Wine & Spirits
94 given by Wine & Spirits.
The Prussian government set up this winery in 1902, choosing some of the area's best vineyards for an experimental all-Riesling estate. The 74-acre Koniglich-Preussiche Weinbaudomaine Niederhausen-Schlossbockelheim estate was state-owned until 2007 when Jens Reidel and Dr. Christine Dinse took over. They rechristened it Gut Hermannsberg, afet their most prized vineyard, and hired Karsten Peter as winemaker. Peter has the advantage of working solely with Erste Lage (grand cru) sites, such as Bastei, a warm ampitheater-shaped bowl under the Rotenfels, a stony bluff that gets its red hue from rhyolite. In 2012, that red stone seems to have worked its way into the wine, casting a ruddy hue on the juicy, concentrated fruit, the way heat turns a pale slice of quince deep pink. It's ripe yet firm and earthy, all the flavors flowing seamlessly from fruit to stone. Still tight and youthful, it could use another ten years to unfurl its full energy.