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Apostelwein

Designation for a special wine from Ruedesheim (Rheingau) from the year 1727. According to old sources, the quality as well as the quantity in Germany was an extraordinary one vintage, A wine from this year is stored in a barrel in the "Bremer Ratskeller" in the so-called "Zwölfapostelkeller". It is most likely a Riesling, which was pressed from grapes from different Rüdesheimer Lagen. On special occasions, a bottled wine is bottled and labeled. After harvesting, the barrel is replenished with current Rüdesheim wine, so that over the centuries a certain part of "younger" wine is contained. The older the bottled bottle, the more the wine comes close to the original and of course the more valuable.

Unfortunately, the date of filling is not noted on the label and can only be estimated expertly on the different labels. A 2000 specifically for one auction The English auction house Chistie's bottled half bottle yielded around 6,500 euros. The famous English degustator and wine author Michael Broadbent (* 1927) tasted this wine three times, namely in 1973 and 1977 each from a bottle and in 1981 directly from the barrel. The then at this time about 250 years old wine was described by him as amazingly good. The dry wine had a high acid content and reminded one of the taste Madeira or one sherry, See also below Twelve wine,

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