Gut Hermannsberg Niederhauser Riesling 2012

A Riesling which harmoniously unites the two worlds of fruit and stone, thus creating a very distinctive profile. The wine is produced exclusively from grapes grown in the Erste Lage site Niederhäuser Hermannsberg.
SKU: 2162
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$34.00

Details

Details

Glistening with lemon, lemon balm and herbal aromas in the nose. Notes of lime and grapefruit as well as hints of fresh figs on the palate make this finely textured, creamy Riesling an ideal summer wine. Elegant and composed, with a nicely integrated acidity. A Riesling which harmoniously unites the two worlds of fruit and stone, thus creating a very distinctive profile. The wine is produced exclusively from grapes grown in the Erste Lage site Niederhäuser Hermannsberg. Only 200 meters distant from the Kupfergrube, the soils of the Niederhäuser Hermannsberg impart a completely different character to the grapes. The terrain of the south-facing vineyards was formed during the ice ages, and features shale covered by loess, whereas melaphyre was introduced to the vineyard 100 years ago as a result of mining in the area. The grapes growing in these soils yield very distinctive wines with complex aromas and flavors. Instead of any superficial charm, this wine looks forward with confidence and personality to a promising future.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 12.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 6.80
Acidity (g/l) 7.00
Closure Screw Cap
Cellar Potential 2013 - 2016
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.