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Schloss Reinhartshausen Riesling Classic, Rheingau, Germany

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $12   From: $10   To: $15

Price History for Schloss Reinhartshausen Riesling Classic, Rheingau, Germany
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Grape Variety: Riesling

Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is - if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed - the world's finest white wine grape variety.

For many, the claim above may seem at odds with the sea of chaptalized, low-quality wine exported from Germany in the late 20th century. In truth, very little of that infamous wine was Riesling at all (Riesling became a scapegoat for higher-yielding grapes such as Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner), but the reputation has nonetheless stuck. No less unshakeable a stereotype is of Riesling as just a 'sweet' grape, used only to make sticky wines. Although founded on a basic truth ( ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Rheingau wine region

    Rheingau is one of the smallest, and yet one of the most important, of Germany's 13 anbaugebeit wine regions. A 20-minute drive west of Frankfurt, it is located (as the name implies) on the Rhine river. The -gau suffix denotes that it was once a county of the Frankish Empire.

    The classic Rheingau wine is a dry Riesling with pronounced acidity and aromas of citrus fruits and smoke-tinged minerality – typically more "masculine" than its equivalent from the Mosel. It is worth noting, however, that the region also produces some of Germany's very finest sweet, botrytized Rieslings, with flavors as exotic as apric ... more

  • Germany wine region

    Germany has a long and illustrious history of winemaking, a fact that is often overlooked due to a period of decidedly lesser glory during the 1970s and 1980s.

    The Romans first established vineyards around Trier on the Mosel river, and by the third century AD plantings had spread to the Mosel and its tributaries. During the Middle Ages the Christian church, particularly the Cistercian and Bened ... more

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