Geisenheimer Rothenberg is one of the most famous sites in Rheingau for nobly sweet wines. Since 2005 this vineyard achieved the record high must weight of Germany three times. The red quartzite soil is a rarity in the region, its steep slopes, and location away from river are ideal for its concentrated wines, and aid in the development of the noble rot Botrytis Chinera. Mentions of this vineyard’s prowess date back as far as the year 1145.
A great reference for Riesling Auslese wines from the Rheingau. The wine has a high, but not over-the-top residual sugar, a fresh & strong acidity. Even the bouquet with its tropical-fruit stylistics is enchanting. On the palate, the wine is elegantly structured and characterized by great minerality.
Pairings: Roasted fruit desserts such as: peach tart, apple strudel, lemon meringue, key lime pie, baked Alaska.
Wegeler is a family-run estate with a deep sense of history and tradition. For four generations now, they have shared the same passion for Riesling, which is cultivated in 100% of their vineyards along the Rhine and the Mosel river banks.
The Rheingau estate was purchased by Julius Wegeler in 1882 and the Mosel estate in 1900 with the acquisition of a parcel in the Bernkasteler Doctor vineyard.
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The global reputation of the German white wine community has its roots in the Rheingau, home to both the wine-making estate of Schloss Johannisberg and the village of Hochheim. Both names have been adapted around the world as synonyms for Riesling (such as Johannisberg Riesling and Hock).
The Rheingau is one of the most geographically specific wine regions on the planet with the Rhine (Rhein) River running on the south side and the Taunus mountains along the north. It is an area best known for its small viticultural sites, amazing landscape and perfect microclimate for the delicate Riesling and Pinot Noir grape varietals.
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