Peter Jakob Kuhn Riesling Trocken Hallgarten Alte Reben 2021

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – "The 2021 Hallgarten Riesling trocken Alte Reben is pure and refined on the remarkably precise and slatey as well as ripe and elegant fruity nose. Medium to full-bodied and with great finesse and mineral purity, this is a tight and salty, very persistent and lemon-bitter Hallgarten with a straightforward character. The aftertaste is fresh, crisp and enormously saline. A fascinating pure Riesling indeed." - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (August 2022)

About This Wine

Indulge in the artistry of winemaking with Peter Jakob Kuhn's Riesling Trocken. This wine is a true masterpiece, captivating your senses with an exuberant bouquet that dances with aromas of zesty lime, crisp green apple, and delicate jasmine.

Its bone-dry, full-bodied nature maintains a refreshing, lively character, making it a versatile companion for a wide array of dishes.

The impeccable harmony of tart fruit and stony minerality creates a complexity that sets this wine apart.

With a remarkably long finish, it stands as a shining example of why dry Riesling enjoys global acclaim.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Riesling
Country Germany
Region Rheingau
Brand Peter Jakob Kuhn
Vintage 2021

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.

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