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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Battenfeld-Spanier

Region:

Germany

Appellation:

Rheinhessen

Grape Type:

Riesling

Zellerweb am Schwarzen, Herrgott, Grosses Gewächs, 2019

6x75cl £225.00

Equiv. £37.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

The first touch of reduction, then notes of freshly cut peaches and dewy grass, crystalline and finely tuned aromas. On the palate a sense of nervously detailed fruit sets the tone. A tightly knit ball energy and crushed limestone minerality propels this across the palate as fine lemon , grapefruit, and Williams pear notes appear. This is all white and pale yellow fruit, salty citrus and jasmine across the long finish in this the most linear and direct of the cuvees. A vineyard that surrounds the west of Molsheim, South/South East facing, pointing towards the Zeller valley which brings a near constant wind to dry and concentrate the fruit. We're almost on the Pfalz border here, the Donnerberg mountain to the West increasing the diurnal shift, as cool winds flow from the Palatinate forest. Fully limestone and one of the oldest vineyard sites in Germany, first recognised in the 8th century.

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