It's time for our weekly Vintelligence question! How good is your wine knowledge?
1. Slate-rich soils, such as those found in the more northerly wine-making areas in Germany, are thought to impart what characteristic aroma to Riesling wines?
Slate is common in the soils of the Mosel, Mitelrhein and Rheingau regions of Germany, and assists ripening by storing a the sun's warmth. These soils are most often marked by the aromas of fresh green apples in wine made from Riesling grown on them.
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