Gut Hermannsberg Hermannsberg Riesling GG trocken 2013

Brilliant, elegant dry Riesling with some serious power. Stony, but with a rich, many layered texture. Extremely complex and fine.
SKU: 2285
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$58.50

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This estate is situated in the middle of the greatest vineyards of the Nahe. The views look down the vineyards across the little Nahe river to Oberhausen, a small village. Above it is the Lemberg, from the top of which you can see most of the middle Nahe. Gut Herrmannsberg was begun at the beginning of the 20th century, when someone noticed that the snow melted more rapidly where the quarry and mines had been. It took a tremendous amount of labor to clean out the side of the hill and then plant grapes and build a winery in the middle of it. The Herrmannsberg is a monopole vineyard, entirely owned by the estate named after it. It is a smallish vineyard, down close to the river, with the Herrmannshöhle on its eastern side and the Kupfergrube northwest of it. The vineyard is a palimpsest of minerals: slate, metaphor (deposited there during the original work to build the vineyards), sandy soil, clay and loess. As the flagship wine from this estate, it is rich and long, a Riesling version of white Burgundy, with a vivid and complex mineral finish. A couple of other notes: Grosses Gewächs, or GG, is the equivalent of Grand Cru. The wine is matured half in steel, half in 600 liter casks.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biodynamic
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.20
Acidity (g/l) 7.70
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.