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2018 Wittmann Riesling "100 Hills"

Wittmann 2018 100 Hills Riesling

Winery: Wittmann

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "100 Hills"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rheinhessen

State or country: Germany

Price: $16

Cases produced: 7,500

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: August 1, 2020

Wine Review: This delightful dry Riesling is a cheery medium golden yellow color. It opens with green apple, honeysuckle and sea breeze on the nose, with some notes of vinyl and apricot. It is medium-minus bodied with medium acidity. It is zesty, bone dry and refreshing. The flavors are unripe plum, pear, lemon and wet stone with a touch of petrol. The finish is moderate with some citrus pith and minerality. This very good value Riesling would pair well with a Salade Nicoise. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: The entry-level "100 Hills" wines are produced with about 40% estate-harvested fruit, primarily from sites that are not as dominated by limestone as the estate’s best vineyards. The 2018 100 Hills Dry is a modern classic. Elegant with invigorating freshness of grapefruit and peach. Amazingly juicy and fresh with lively acidity and a fine minerality. An essential everyday Riesling to be enjoyed with seasonal salads, fresh vegetables, white meats or fish.

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