Wine "Graf Johann IV" Riesling Halbtrocken, Rheingau, 2017
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Reviews of purchase "Graf Johann IV" Riesling Halbtrocken, Rheingau, 2017
The wine has a pale straw color with an attractive sheen.
The taste of wine is soft, delicate, with a smooth texture, citrus and floral notes, with spicy sourness and a clean, long aftertaste.
Wine seduces with a refreshing aroma with notes of green apple, citrus fruits, clover and freshly cut grass.
Fine wine as an aperitif, as well as in harmony with fish, white meat, soft cheeses, vegetables and pasta with cream sauce.
For making wine "Graf Johann IV" Riesling Halbtrocken uses high-quality Riesling grapes grown on shale and alluvial soils located on the banks of the Rhine, under the influence of a mild, almost Mediterranean climate. The wine-making traditions of the region were laid in the monastic farms in the early Middle Ages. The centuries-old traditions and the great reputation of the winemakers of the Rheingau helped them become suppliers of the noble families of noble Europe. The Institute of Wine and Enology has also been opened in the Rheingau. It has no analogues in the world and gives Räingau a great weight and authority as a wine region.
The wine is named in honor of Count Rheingau - Johann IV Katzelenebogen, who in 1435 ordered to plant 22 vines of a new grape variety in one of his vineyards. The name of the new variety was Riesling. So Johann IV inscribed his name in the history of the greatest white grapes, and his possessions in the Rheingau are still called the "Riesling's cradle".
The berries are harvested in the period of optimum maturity, carefully sorted fruits are gently pressed, then the resulting mash is fermented at a low controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Winzerverein Hechtsheim Winery Association consists of 15 wineries. The history of the cooperative began in 1971, when seven wineries united to represent the wines of their region at major fairs and exhibitions in the country. In 1983, they were joined by another 8 wineries. In 1984, the first days of wine tasting were held, after which it became a tradition to hold such an event every spring; the entire range of Hechtsheim wineries was presented. And in 1986, the cooperative became an independent association, which made it possible to use new marketing tools.
Today, the cooperative is well known in the world, and production exceeds 60 million bottles a year. Winzerverein Hechtsheim wines are highly valued by consumers, which has been repeatedly confirmed by receiving high marks from world-renowned wine critics, including the excellent price-performance ratio.