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2015 Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein Winninger Rottgen Riesling #18 (Screwcap)

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

12 available
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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

12 available
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RATINGS

19Jancis Robinson

Subtle nuances of honey and lanolin reflect the ripeness of the fruit, the influence of spontaneous yeasts has been channelled into an exquisite herbal fragrance, a hint of violets adding a wonderful flowery touch. On the palate the Röttgen demonstrates fruit picked at the point of perfection with an excellent balance between sweet, juicy and mineral attributes. Full body, great substance and exhilarating freshness make the Röttgen one of the Greats of a great vintage.

93James Suckling

...more lush and tropica... Mouth-filling super-ripe star fruit, papaya, mango flavors...

92Vinous / IWC

Smoky and pungent aromatic notes of toasted grain, grapefruit peel, and anise, along with saline, alkaline sea breeze, are vaguely backed by tropical intimations of papaya and mango. The polished, glycerol-rich palate preserves this complex array of allusions and introduces a piquancy of fruit pits and pits...

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.