2020 Georg Breuer Berg Rottland Riesling
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2020 Georg Breuer Berg Rottland Riesling

Rheingau, GERMANY
$165. 00
$1980.00 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Georg Breuer estate was founded in 1880 as part of a wine merchant company, and has been owned by the Breuer family since the beginning of the 20th century. Georg Breuer enlarged the estate and increased the export of wines. His sons Bernhard and Heinrich and later Bernhard’s daughter Theresa expanded the vineyard size to 40 hectares in the best Rüdesheim, Rauenthal and Lorch sites. Theresa Breuer was thrust into the business after the sudden passing of her father in 2004, and through tireless work and dedication is now one of the most respected winemaking forces in Germany. The estate's focus is on top dry Riesling wines from the unique terroir of the Rheingau valley, and Breuer's flagship crus are Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg and the 12.5-acre monopole, Rauenthal Nonnenberg.

Parcels of the Berg Rottland vineyard site stretching into the village of Rüdesheim predominantly consist of deep loess soils. Elsewhere shallow, gravely soils emerging from slate and sandstone prevail. Yields are very low, at about 25 hl/ha.

Other Reviews....
The 2020 Berg Rottland is deep, intense and pure on the nose, with notes of melted stones and ripe, elegant and flinty fruit. Full-bodied, round yet pure and crystalline on the palate, this is an intense yet refined and elegant Berg Rottland that represents the warmth of the vintage and lifted by the power of the terroir, which consists of slate and quartzite soils of this steep and south-facing cru on the first two lower sections of the mountain. 12% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in July 2022. Drink 2022 - 2050.
94 points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Aug 2022)

A very concentrated and puristic wine that also has stunning harmony, the minerality expanding dramatically as it ploughs across the sleek palate with great determination. Very fine, peachy fruit. Enormous finish that’s so bright. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold.
97 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com