Wittmann Qualitätswein Trocken Rheinhessen Westhofener S 2007

Riesling from Germany

$49.99
Item No. 101955
  • white wine
  • WS93
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

#87 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

Wines with the "S" designation are crafted utilizing grapes selectively hand harvested from the best vineyard parcels. These compact wines, with a mineral character and a high level of fruity ripeness, are the finest wines of the estate.

Food Match: white meats, salmon, pork, fowl, fish, eggs, Asian cuisine.

Critical Acclaim

"A smooth, peach-infused white, lush and expansive, yet backed by a firm structure. Picks up energy on the long finish, which adds a peppery accent. Drink now through 2020. "
93 Points

Learn About Wittmann

Westhofen’s vineyards lie in a fertile glacial valley of the Rhine. Furthermore, the microclimate of the Rheinhessen region is especially mild ...ideal conditions that enable us to produce brilliant wines utilizing our enthusiasm for ecological, and since 2004, biodynamic cultivation of the soil and gentle, painstaking cellar procedures.

Slow fermentation and lengthy aging in the cellar’s constant temperatures preserve aromas. This is how Wittmann wines achieve their unmistakable expression, which nevertheless varies from year to year.

Learn About Other German

Other regions of Germany that are producing and exporting wine to the US are the Pfaltz and Nahe. The Pfaltz region, south of the Rheingau, is making both Riesling and Gewurztraminer. These white wines are generally of excellent value. The fruit character is a bit more zingy and the acidity less sharp than the Mosel & Rheingau wines. So while often not as complex, still very...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

Read More About Riesling

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