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Gut Hermannsberg Just Riesling 2016

A Riesling that doesn't deny its origin.
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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Peach Graphite

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: High

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Nahe, Germany

Maker: Gut Hermannsberg

Grape: Riesling

Fermentation: Steel Only

Awards: &gt, 90 pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best served between 6–8 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Pad Thai, Indian fish curry, Chicken rice, white pepper crab

Western Food Pairing: Salads, carpaccio, ceviche and pasta dishes.

Description

Gut Hermannsberg Just Riesling 2016

Gut Hermannsberg Just Riesling is refreshing, dry and tasty. White peach, crunchy apple and lime citrus aromas fill the nose. Stylishly slender, bone dry yet approachable, with a juicy acidity and captivating flavours. The fruit aromas follow through to the palate where it pairs beautifully with a delicate stoney minerality and fine herbal spices. Closes with a refreshing mineral tingle.

100% Riesling. Estate Riesling from all the estate's famous sites except Bastei, plus old vines Riesling from Bad Kreuznach. These hillsides frequently show 50% incline, along with the Nahe's customary kaleidoscope of soil types and terroir possibilities.
Harvesting at 45hl/ha, fermentation in stainless steel.

 



11.5%


How about a sweet-ish Riesling? Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2019

AWARDS & ACCOLADES



A dry Nahe riesling that manages to be immediately attractive, but also has the herbal, smoky and mineral character that makes this region special. The spot-on balance makes this an uncomplicated food wine. Drink now. Screw cap.

 This represents a cuvée in which estate fruit from Altenbamberg and Niederhausen-Schlossböckelheim is supplemented by contract fruit from Norheim and Bad Kreuznach vineyards. It offers a lovely combination of silken texture and midpalate density with animating juiciness and buoyancy. Flavor-wise, it’s a bit generic in its seed-tinged, tart-edged apple and fresh lime, but there is an appealing garland of apple blossom as well as sufficient stoniness and salinity on the finish to lend interest and saliva-inducement. Perhaps with a bit of time in bottle this will come closer to the impressive performance of its vintage 2015 predecessor. (In some markets, including within Germany, this Gutsriesling is labeled “Just Riesling.”)

The 2016 Nahe Riesling Trocken "Just Riesling" is pure, fresh and mineral on the nose, provided with clear and well-concentrated fruit. On the palate, this is a juicy, round and spicy-mineral Riesling with racy acidity, finesse and elegance. The finish is pretty expressive and complex. A very straight character.