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2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Saint M' Riesling, Germany

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Winemaker: Ernst Loosen

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $13

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Over all vintages, this was the 8163rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 5723rd

Price History for 2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Saint M' Riesling, 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

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  • 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 Benedictine monasteries, was very influential in the development of wine growing and in the production of quality wine in Germany. Some of the most famous names in German wine today, such as Schloss Johannisberg and Kloster Eberbach, were established as monasteries and producing wines nearly 900 years ago.

    Germany’s greatest variety, Riesling, is first documented in the ... more

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