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GUNDERLOCH NACKENHEIM ROTHENBERG RIESLING SPTLESE 2008 GUNDERLOCH NACKENHEIM ROTHENBERG RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2008

This is a single vineyard wine from the slopes of the Nackenheim Rothenberg vineyard in the Rheinhesen. Gunderloch own about 80% of the site. The Spätlese wine is a step up in sweetness from the Kabinett, but still offers lovely refreshing stone fruit, a refreshing streak of acidity to balance the richness of the wine and a very appetising mineral finish.



VINEYARD
This wine is from the Rheinhessen, which is a region with an enormous potential for quality.

The micro climate that develops through the influence of the Rhine river, mild days until late into harvest time followed by cool nights setting in already early during the season- all these constitute conditions that are ideal for great Riesling. The growing region can be divided into three different areas: the Wonnegau in the south and Bingen in the north, the best vineyard sites though are undoubtedly the slopes bordering the Rhine between Oppenheim, Nierstein and Nackenheim.

The steep slopes of the Rothenberg drop towards the Rhine and face south-easterly. The vineyards get sun for the most part of the day and the huge water surface of the stream functions as a radiator that spends warmth to its surroundings. The mineral composition of the red soil in the Rothenberg is unique. It consists of iron rich clay-slate (the red colour of the stone is due to oxidation). The clay-slate soil warms up quickly and stores sufficient warmth even until late harvest, offering the grapes a high degree of ripeness. The wines that develop show for their relatively low degree of alcohol a distinctive aroma, high content of extract and a well structured body. The 30 to 35 year old Riesling vines have roots that grow 50 meters deep into the rock.

GRAPE VARIETIES
100% Riesling

VINIFICATION
The grapes are harvested end of October from the middle terrace of the vineyard. Some grapes are also taken from higher on the slope, at the steepest part of the vineyard.

After the picking, the grapes undergo a rigourous selection process before being fermented slowly in stainless steel tanks.

TASTING NOTE
This wine shows peach and apricot combined with vibrant green apple, white flowers and clean mineral and citrus aromas. It is silky and rounded with loads of apple/stone fruit and slate flavours and a long mineral finish.

CLOSURE:    Stelvin

ALCOHOL:    8.5% (6.4 units per bottle)




Per Bottle 20.99

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