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Gunderloch Riesling Spätlese Rheinhessen Nackenheim Rothenberg 2002

Posted by puddinhd58, Mar 2, 2009.
Details for Gunderloch Riesling Spätlese Nackenheim Rothenberg 2002

I like a sweeter Riesling... does anyone know if this is sweet?


Reply by Uwe Kristen, Mar 2, 2009.

I haven't had this particular vintage but since the alcohol level is only 9% it will be fairly sweet. It should not disappoint you.

Reply by Pymonte, Mar 3, 2009.

Spatlese Rieslings are middle of the road in terms of sweetness. If you want sweet, look for an Auslese, or for dessert-sweet look for a Halbtrocken or a trockenbeerenauslese.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Mar 3, 2009.

If you prefer Rieslings on the sweeter side you might want to focus on the warmer regions of Germany, The Pfalz and Nahe, in lower acid vintages, such as 2003. Even if a wine doesn't have more sugar lower acidity can give the impression that a wine is sweeter and the peachy fruit that is typical of these warmer regions, as opposed to the more citrussy quality of wines from the Mosel or Saar for example, can also give one the impression of added sweetness. Two producers I can recommend that won't break the bank and thus are good for experimenting with are: in the Nahe and in the Pfalz.

I'm sure you'll get many more excellent suggestions here but That a great place to start!

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