Georg Breuer Berg Nonnenberg is a Grand Cru vineyard owned exclusively by the Breuer estate. The soil profile at Georg Breuer Berg Nonnenberg is a mix of stony phylite, loess, and loam. This crafts a wine that is full-bodied with racy acid and able to age for the long term.
Georg Breuer Berg Nonnenberg is ready to drink now and will not benefit from more aging. A wine as complex as Georg Breuer Berg Nonnenberg doesn’t need a fancy food pairing. Simple roast chicken, baked fish, or a soft cheese would do nicely.
Georg Breuer Berg Nonnenberg Riesling Erstes Gewachs 2006, and all wines are eligible for at least 5% off any six bottles. And 10% off any 12 bottles. Some wines will be at a more significant discount and not subject to further discounts.
Theresa Breuer is in charge of her family estate that started in 1880. Breuer has 40 hectares in Rheingau. The vast majority of what they grow is Riesling with holdings in some of the great vineyards in Rheingau. Their philosophy is to produce ripe, healthy grapes that balance aroma and structure so the wines can be balanced and age-worthy. The Breuer Estate was a major force in the re-emergence of Rheingau as a pre-eminent wine region. Their wines are Rheingau from top to toe. Powerful weight and structure with finesse, elegance and complexity. Drinking well now but will reward cellaring for the long term.
Georg Breuer Berg Nonnenberg Riesling Erstes Gewachs 2006 Wine Review
Gourmet Traveller WINE
“The single-site 2006 Georg Breuer Nonnenberg Riesling hails from the slightly different terroir of Rauenthal where soils are clay and gravel across deep phyllite slate. 2006 was a hotter vintage with a little rain at the end, this is a monopole bottling of the oldest vines, planted in the 1930s, in the centre of the vineyard. It has developed well, showing richness as it approaches a decade of age, it has a deeper, more fleshy and round texture leading to a luscious finish.”
Producing only 3% of Germany’s wine overall, this is a high-quality region making some of the most incredible dry Riesling of Germany and the world. Compared to the steep slopes of the Mosel, the Rheingau is quite gentle in its aspect but provides shelter from the cold Northerly winds. The Rhine River has a moderating effect on the microclimate in the vineyards.
Riesling is one of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitters of terroir. Riesling is an important variety of quality wine production. Although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Find wonderful Riesling in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. See more about Riesling here.
Is the equivalent of Grand Cru or First Growth in the Rheingau Region of Germany. The wines must be entirely Riesling for whites, or entirely Pinot Noir for reds. They have to come from classified sites and meet ripeness, yield and residual sugar criteria too. In short, any Erstes Gewach wine you buy should be dry, concentrated and of outstanding quality.
When you think of the wines of Germany, most likely, you will think of the off-dry Rieslings of the Mosel. And with great reason too. They are delicious. But Germany has many regions and styles. Sure Riesling is the king of the quality wines. But the further south you go, the more you can find Spatburgunder. Or, as we know it, Pinot Noir. Carried there by the same monks who planted out Burgundy. The Pinot Noir in recent history has improved out of sight.
Wine is the result you get from fermented grape juice. There is proof of wine production dating back 8000 years ago. Fashions, innovations and many other factors have influenced the way wine has evolved over the years.
The wine grape is impressive. It contains everything you need to make grape wine except for the yeast, which lives on the outside of the skins.
Human inputs can influence the final product, including the viticulture (growing) choices. And the winemaker can shape the wine to a point too.
The best wines of the world often refer to terroir. Terroir is a French term that refers to all the climatic, geological and topographical influences on a specific piece of land. And it is true that neighbouring vineyards, grown identically, can taste noticeably different.
It is interesting to know that you can make white wine from almost any grape. The colour comes from the skins, and if there is no contact, there is no colour. White wines tend to be delicate, perfumed, higher in acid and lower in alcohol. It seems for this and many other reasons, it is hard to make an incredibly impressive white wine. But those that have mastered the art are indeed some of the best winemakers in the world.
It is a falsehood to think that white wine does not age as well as red wine. But it is correct that white wine, as a rule, doesn’t age for as long.
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