Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad Riesling Trocken, von Winning
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Organic

Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad Riesling Trocken, von Winning - 2017

Item # 31510 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

The fact that this estate is crafting some of the very best dry wines in Germany is no fluke, rather a result of nearly obsessive winemaker Stephan Attman’s commitment to both dedicated cultivation of excellent vine sites and meticulous work in the cellar. The Reiterpfad vineyard is in the village of Ruppertsberg and is composed of sandy loam, sandstone and limestone.


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Staff Pick Notes

There’s something to be said for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Everyone has that close friend or relative who’s a wiz with eggs and flour. They manage to make a cookie where the last bite is just as good as the first. That is Riesling in the hands of Von Winning. Within the glass is classic Riesling fruit, fresh green herbs, and gleaming minerals. All of this is chiseled into an elegant statue by its ideal acidity. While the aromas and flavors are entirely textbook, Von Winning has managed to take these characteristics of Riesling and weave them into a tremendous bottle of wine, where the last sip is as good as the first.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Germany

German wines are some of the most jubilantly fruity bottles in the world. The country's Rieslings have been prized worldwide for centuries, yet they have never quite caught on in the U.S.: this no doubt due to Germany’s arcane system of wine classification. The most useful words to know on German wine labels are “Kabinett,” which indicates an outstanding everyday wine, and “trocken,” which means...

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Riesling

Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the...

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