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About This Wine
The 2021 'Von Unserm' Rheingau Riesling dry presents itself in a bright, clear yellow with greenish reflections in the glass. On the nose, exotic aromas of kiwano and passion fruit are initially captivating. These are complemented by classic Riesling aromas such as green apple and a hint of lime zest. On the palate, the fine combination of exotic fruits continues. Here Rangpur lime meets hints of kiwi, gooseberry and green pear. The exciting interplay of fruit and elegant acidity rounds out the fresh flavor of the 2021 'Von Unserm' Riesling and gives this wine an animating drinking flow.
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.