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Magazine Archives: April 30, 2009

The Year of the Long Hang Time

An extended growing season in 2007 produced ripe, complex and fresh Rieslings in Germany
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: April 30, 2009


The 2007 vintage for German Riesling is one of the greatest in a string of successful harvests dating back to 1988. Thanks to a long growing season, healthy grapes and beautiful weather at harvesttime, the wines are classically proportioned, exhibiting ripe, complex fruit flavors, density with elegance, and a mineral streak that manifests itself from the first sip.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 23, 2009.

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