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P. J. Valckenberg Weingut Liebfrauenstift Riesling Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany

Wine Notes

Formerly P. J. Valckenberg Weingut Liebfrauenstift was not labeled as Weingut Liebfrauenstift.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $22

Score: 88  
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
88/100  
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Grape Variety

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
  • Rheinhessen is responsible for the largest production by volume of Qualitätswein in Germany. It is located on the west bank of the Rhine, in an area formerly within the state of Hesse (whence the name Rheinhessen) but is in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is also known as 'the land of a thousand hills' and has been producing wine since ancient Roman times.

    This region is located to the south of the Rheingau, north of Pfalz and east of Nahe. The Rhine river runs along its north-eastern border, with the Haardt mountains to the south and the Nahe river to the west forming a natural border. The stony soils of loess and loam work in conjunction with the Rhine to provide the vines with warmth in the evenings. With just 500mm of precipitation per year, this is one of the driest wine regions in Germany.

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  • Germany – famous primarily for the world-class Riesling produced in its Mosel region – is entering a new stage of its wine history. In the early 21st Century, the country's winemakers are proving convincingly that they are good for more than just Mosel Riesling. Top quality German Spätburgunder (...more


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