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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Wittmann Qualitätswein Trocken Rheinhessen Westhofener S 2008
Wittmann Qualitätswein Trocken Rheinhessen Westhofener S 2008
(search item no. 114118)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $35.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intensive aroma of ripe apricots, yellow apples, peaches; also exotic fruit notes and a spicy mineral tone. Starts with lots of fresh fruit and an elegant play of acidity and alcohol; long finish marked by juicy fruit and a spicy mineral tone; beautiful, clear structure and good finish.
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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.