Gut Hermannsberg Bastei Riesling GG 2014

A brilliant, luscious dry Riesling from the most spectacular vineyard in Germany. Good acid but opulent in style.
SKU: 2406
$58.50

Details

Details

The Rotenfels is the highest cliff north of the Alps until you get to Scandinavia. The cliff itself is about 620 feet high. Directly below it, at a very steep angle, is the Traiser Bastei, a narrow strip of vineyard, in some places only a few rows deep. It is entirely rhyolite rock, and thus, in the afternoon sun, it, and the cliff are brilliant red. It is probably the most spectacular vineyard in Germany, with the looming cliff above and a narrow road below and below that a rail line and then the river. The wine it produces is often opulent, dazzling in its minerality, and overpowering in its scent.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
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.