Hints of herbal notes
rich fruitiness and delicate sweetness, mild acidity and a lush seductive bouquet.
Total harvest figures of two million hectolitres in Germany s largest wine region are significantly lower, approx. 20 per cent less than the previous year and the long- term average. This was caused by frosts in April and hail storms especially in the Alzey-Worms district later in the season. A roller coaster ride was how the year s progression was described and steady nerves were required. The weather gods showed themselves to be more kind during the extremely early harvest following heavy rains. The mild weather with its cold nights helped many grapes evolve to a good level of ripeness and plenty of aromas. The young wines in Rheinhessen are proving to be very fruit-driven with a well-balanced, refresrefreshing acidity. Especially the late-ripening varieties such as Riesling benefitted from this challenging vintage.
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