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    Georg Breuer 'Berg Schlossberg' Riesling 2016

    Georg Breuer 'Berg Schlossberg' Riesling 2016

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    $148.99
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    $148.99

    Georg Breuer has vines on 3.5 hectares of the Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg. With an inclination of 70%, this is the steepest vineyard in the Rheingau. Its name derives from the Ehrenfels castle ruins above the Rhine Gorge. Heat-absorbing weathered slate with loess and loam give ideal ripening conditions for Riesling which thrives on the high mineral content of the soil.
    Farming is 100% organic (Georg Breuer is certified by Fair & Green), 100% healthy, ripe fruit, no maceration, whole cluster pressing, fermentation in old German wooden barrels (600-litre and 1,200 -litre), one racking after the fermentation and then a storage period on the fine lees for about seven months.

    Producer

    Georg Breuer was founded in 1880 by Peter Breuer, partner of the venerable German wine shipping firm Scholl & Hillebrand. It then passed to Peter's son Georg and then grandsons Bernhard and Heinrich upon Georg's death in 1978. The shipping firm was sold and during the 1980s and 1990s Bernhard and Heinrich carefully expanded the vineyard estate from 20 acres to its present 60 acres in the steepest, most well-drained vineyards of the Rheingau communes of Rüdesheim and Rauenthal. Bernhard Breuer was highly regarded internationally and worked tirelessly in defence of German viticultural integrity, earning credit for restoring Riesling's respectability in world markets and writing authoritative books on Germany's wine regions. Nowadays it's Bernhard's daughter Theresa who, alongside Hermann Schmoranz, honours her father's memory by faithfully living up to his ideals. Production follows a strict terroir-based hierarchy for the production of elegant, naturally dry wines made from healthy Riesling grapes, right up to Breuer's flagship crus: Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg and the 12.5-acre monopole, Rauenthal Nonnenberg.

    Specifications

    • Varieties

      Riesling
    • Vintage

      2016
    • Closure

      Cork
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

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    Sale price
    $148.99
    Regular price
    $148.99
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