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About This Wine
The 2022 Hattenheim Schützenhaus Riesling Kabinett is visually presented in a delicate light yellow with green reflections. A light minerality, green and yellow fruits, some tarragon and hints of white flowers captivate the nose and underline the elegant character of the wine. Fresh and very clear aromas of tropical fruits , cantaoup melon and Rangpur lime convince on the palate. Delicate enamel with a lot of balance. The exciting play of fine acidity and subtle fruity sweetness rounds off the taste profile of the 2022 Hattenheim Schützenhaus Riesling Kabinett and gives it a pleasant drinking flow that makes every sip a pleasure.
About German Wines
Germany is the world’s northernmost fine wine producing region and thus requires its vines to endure some of the coldest temperatures. Fortunately, the country’s star variety, Riesling, does well in cooler climates and can survive even these freezing winters.
Germany Riesling is classified by ripeness at harvest which is also used to indicate the wine’s level of residual sugar. Picking earlier means the grapes have less time to ripen and the corresponding wines will be on the drier side; while picking later gives the grapes the opportunity full ripen and produce a lusciously sweet Riesling. The classifications from driest to sweetest: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein (ice wine). While not as common to age white wines outside of Chardonnay, top tier German Rieslings can be aged for decades.
Other notable white grape varieties produced in Germany include Müller-Thurgau (a cross between Riesling and Madelaine Royale in the search for varieties that could withstand the extreme temperatures), Grauburguner (Pinot Gris) and Weissburguner (Pinot Blanc). The cooler German climate leads to earlier harvesting in general and gives German wines a distinctive character of higher acidity.
Historically red wine has always been harder to produce in the German climate. However, Pinot Noir grown in slightly warmer pockets of the country, has been highly successful in recent times. Going by the German name, Spätburgunder, German Pinot Noir can be elegant, structured and have vibrant acidity.