The Year of the Long Hang Time
An extended growing season in 2007 produced ripe, complex and fresh Rieslings in Germany
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.