Gut Hermannsberg Schlossbockelheimer Riesling 2014

Powerful, wine with strong minerality, classic Nahe , from the Kupfergrube. Intense, moderately floral.
SKU: 2404
$34.00

Details

Details

This wine comes from the Kupfergrube, what was once a copper mine (thus the name) and had to be hacked out of the rock at around the turn of the 20th Century to make a steep-sloped vineyard. From a distance the 'soil' is a greenish tinge, denoting the copper still there. analysis show the vineyard is metaphor and carbonate shale. It's a wonderful wine that should be pared with fairly hearty foods, pork, roast chicken or fish dishes with sauces. The Nahe has the most interesting soil of any wine region in Germany. This vineyard is quite unique and different from its neighbor the Hermannsberg. If you walk through the vineyard, you can actually see the change from one vineyard to the next.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 12.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 6.10
Acidity (g/l) 7.90
Closure Screw Cap
Cellar Potential 2014-2017
Grape Variety 100% - Riesling
Body light
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.