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Apostelwein

Name for a special wine from Rüdesheim (Rheingau) from 1727. According to old sources, both the quality and the quantity in Germany were exceptional vintage, A wine from this year is stored in a barrel in the "Ratskeller Bremen" in the so-called "Twelve Apostle Cellar". It is most likely a Riesling that has been made from grapes from different Rüdesheimer locations. For special occasions, a wine is bottled and labeled from it. After removal, the barrel is refilled with current Rüdesheim wine, so that over the centuries a certain part of "younger" wine has been contained. The older the filled bottle, the closer the wine comes to the original and, of course, the more valuable it is.

The filling date is unfortunately not noted on the label and can only be estimated by the different labels. A 2000 especially for one auction The English auction house Chistie's filled half bottle brought around 6,500 euros. The famous English taster and wine author Michael Broadbent (* 1927) tasted this wine three times, namely in 1973 and 1977 from one bottle each and in 1981 directly from the barrel. He described the wine, which was around 250 years old at the time, as surprisingly good. The dry wine had a high acidity and reminded one of the taste Madeira or one sherry, See also under Twelve wine,

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