Gut Hermannsberg Bastei Riesling GG 2013

The wildest and most spectacular of the Gut Herrmannsberg GGs, spicy and almost tropical, dry but dazzling in its complexity.
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$58.50

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Many think this is the greatest vineyard in all of Germany - it is probably the most spectacular. Only a few rows wide on a talus and scree slope of rhyolite and under the highest cliff north of the Alps, one wonders how anyone ever thought of planting a vineyard there. The wine itself is exuberant year after year. It is spicy, complex big bodied and can overwhelm foods unless you think of something intense. The winery recommends hot smoked salmon with roasted beets, lobster on saffron risotto or veal with asparagus and mango. That's the sort of wine it is. One of the great German wine experiences.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 4.90
Acidity (g/l) 7.50
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¬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.