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St.Alban Spatlese 2009

Member Review by duncan 906:

I got given this bottle of wine.It is from the Rhine valley close to the town of Mainz in western Germany.Grape cultivation in this area goes back to at least the time of Charlemange and around 1100 the Benedictine abbey of St Alban was founded hence the name.There is a story that in 1775 the messenger carrying the instruction from the Bishop of Fulda to begin the harvest arrived late and therefore the grapes were overipe and the wine sweeter than usual.This style of wine is known in Germany as Spatlese.It is certainly sweet but not as much as an eiswein or a Sauternes etc.I drank my bottle with my supper of chicken in mushroom sauce and enjoyed it.It is medium sweet and there is plenty of fruit and flavour[think peaches]It would match nicely with most foods

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Region: Germany » Rheinhessen

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Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Snooth User: duncan 906
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08/05/2012

I got given this bottle of wine.It is from the Rhine valley close to the town of Mainz in western Germany.Grape cultivation in this area goes back to at least the time of Charlemange and around 1100 the Benedictine abbey of St Alban was founded hence the name.There is a story that in 1775 the messenger carrying the instruction from the Bishop of Fulda to begin the harvest arrived late and therefore the grapes were overipe and the wine sweeter than usual.This style of wine is known in Germany as Spatlese.It is certainly sweet but not as much as an eiswein or a Sauternes etc.I drank my bottle with my supper of chicken in mushroom sauce and enjoyed it.It is medium sweet and there is plenty of fruit and flavour[think peaches]It would match nicely with most foods




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