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Only 4,5 and 5,0 NJP wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.

 

If for some wine behind “the best vintages” stands “none”, it means that none of the wine's vintages got 4,5 NJP or 5,0 NJP.

 

 

Rheingau grapes, Riesling accounts for 79%, Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) for 12% and Müller-Thurgau for 2% of the most cultivated grapes in this wine region. (2012-02)

 

Rheingau soils, sand, gravel and slate. (2012-02)

 

Rheingau the best vintages, 1911, 1921, 1953, 1959, 1971, 1976, 1990, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015. (2019-09)

 

Rheinhessen, Germany's largest wine region that consists of 3 wine districts (Berieche): Bingen, Nierstein and Wonnegau. Rheinhessen has 26,617 ha planted with vine. The average yield is extremely high, 109 hl/ha. (2019-09)

 

Rheinhessen grapes, Riesling accounts for 17%, Müller-Thurgau for 16%, Dornfelder for 13%, Silvaner for 8%, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) for 6%, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) for 5%, Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) for 5%, Portugieser for 4% and Kerner for 3% of the most cultivated grapes in this wine region. (2019-09)

 

Rheinhessen soils, very vary. Limestone, clay, sand, silt, gravel, sandstone, marl etc. (2019-09)

 

Rheinhessen the best vintages, 1911, 1921, 1953, 1959, 1971, 1976, 1990, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015. (2019-09)

 

Rhône, a French wine region that is divided into two wine districts: 1. Northern Rhône and 2. Southern Rhône. (2012-02)

 

Rhys Vineyards, Alpine Vineyard, Pinot Noir (red dry wine), Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Central Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2016 none. (2018-07)

 

Ribera del Duero, a Spanish DO-classified wine region, which belongs to the geographical area of Castile y León. Ribera del Duero stretches along the Duero river and its vineyards are at an altitude of 750 to 850 m above sea level. The best vineyard locations lie around the cities of Valladolid and Roa. The region has both continental and Mediterranean climate. The summers are warm (40°C) while the winters are cold (min -20°C). On average it rains 400 to 600 mm per year (comparatively it rains are 600 to 700 mm per year in Sweden) and the number of hours of sunshine per year is 2,400 (1,500 to 1,600 in Sweden). The region is characterized by that the temperature difference between day and night can be greater than 20°C and that the maximum 138 days per year are frost-free. Ribera del Duero has 22,040 ha planted with grapes and it produces about 1,021,000 hl per year. The planting density is the maximum 4,000 vines per hectare, the allowed yield is 49 hl/ha, while the average yield is 46 hl/ha. There are the following quality designations in Ribera del Duero that regulates the maturation time: Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva. Crianza, the wine must be aged for at least 1 year in oak barrels. Reserva, the wine must be aged for at least 3 years, of which at least 12 months in oak barrels, and at least 24 months in oak barrels or bottle. Gran Reserva, the wine must be aged at least 5 years, of which at least 24 months in oak barrels and at least 36 months in bottle. The traditionally produced wines are usually aged in American oak barrels, while the modern produced wines are usually aged in French oak barrels. The world famous Vega Sicilia winery, which has proven that it is possible to make the magnificent wines of Tempranillo, lies in the region. (2019-12)

 

Ribera del Duero grapes, totally dominated by Tempranillo 85% (also called Tinta del País or Tinto Fino), followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Garnacha (green grape) Albillo. (2014-10)

 

Ribera del Duero soils, dominated by silty and clayey sand with layers of limestone and marl (clayey soil that contains a lot of lime) and chalk outcrops of gypsum. (2012-10)

 

Ribera del Duero the best vintages, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2016. (2019-12)

 

Ribera del Duero wines compared to Rioja wines, independent of that the wines come from the same grape (Tempranillo) and are aged approximately the same way, the wines of Ribera del Duero are characterized by their freshness, acidity and clear fruitiness while the wines of Rioja are characterized by their vanilla, strawberry and dill character. (2012-10)

 

Richebourg, is both French appellation and Grand Cru-vineyard, which is located in the Vosne-Romanée municipality, that belongs to the wine district of Côte de Nuits, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Burgundy. Richebourg lies on an altitude of 255 to 295 m and has 8,03 ha. The allowed yield is 35 hl/ha. From Richebourg comes flavoursome and concentrated wines. See Vosne-Romanée and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg. (2014-10)

 

Richebourg grapes, 100% Pinot Noir. (2014-10)

 

Richebourg soils, marl (clayey soil that contains a lot of lime), gravel and clay that lie on limestone. (2014-10)

 

Richebourg the best vintages, 1966, 1969, 1978, 1990, 2005, 2009 and 2010. (2014-10)

 

Ridge Vineyards, East Bench, Zinfandel (red dry wine), Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2017 none. (2019-04)

 

Ridge Vineyards, Geyserville (red dry blend wine), Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2017 none. (2019-04)

 

Ridge Vineyards, Lytton Springs (red dry blend wine), Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2017 none. (2019-04)

 

Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello (red dry blend wine), Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Central Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017. (2019-04)

 

Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, Chardonnay (white dry wine), Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Central Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2016 none. (2019-04)

 

Ridge Vineyards, Pagani Ranch, Zinfandel (red dry wine), Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2016 none. (2019-04)

 

Ridge Vineyards, Three Valleys (red dry blend wine), Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, until vintage 2017 none. (2019-04)

 

Riesling, a white wine grape. Clay and granite ground give the most powerful Riesling-wines, the latter with the most finesse, but less power. Volcanic soils give Riesling-wines with great flavour.

 

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