This enticing Riesling is crafted in the traditional German Spätlese style, with moderate natural sweetness counterpoised by a bright, invigorating liveliness. In a yearly gamble against the weather, grapes for Spätlese wines are left to hang for a longer time on the vines, allowing them to develop riper flavor profiles. The later picking also increases must weight resulting in a more full-bodied wine. Spätlese wines have a greater intensity and strength than Kabinett-style wines, though are still the lightest of the late harvest wines. The outcome is a wine with an elegant yet luscious nose, followed by a generous palate of crisp ripe fruit and floral notes, lingering into a long, naturally sweet finish. Our exceptional late harvest wine pairs well with cheese and fruit, with lighter roasted or barbequed meats, or serves as a refreshing after-dinner wine.
Food Pairing: Lobster, Cream Sauces, Soft & BlueCheesesTESTING
94 points (2014 Vintage) 91 points (2013 Vintage) 93 points (2012 Vintage)
|Varietal Composition:||100% Riesling|
|Estate Vineyards:||85% Josef, 10% Magdalena, 5% HJW|
|Alcohol by Volume:||8.6%|
|Sugar Level at harvest:||22.6%|
|Vinification:||Whole Cluster Press, Cold Fermentation 7+ Months, No fining or filtering agents, Estate grown & bottled|