Saarburger Rausch, Riesling, Spätlese
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Saarburger Rausch, Riesling, Spätlese, 2020


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2020
75cl
DP
£31.20

2020
6x75cl
DP
£187.22

2020
3x1.5L
DP
£217.08


Zilliken, Saarburger Rausch, Riesling, Spätlese, 2020

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
12 %

Notes

The Rausch Spätlese shows a more pronounced thyme note but also much more in the yellow fruit and tropical line – stone fruits, peach and then mango and passionfruit. There’s no botrytis in this at all but plenty of extra flesh and creaminess– a wash of ripe fruit that commands the long, brightly sustained finish.


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country:
Germany


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Zilliken

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Zilliken

Zilliken

The life of a Saar Riesling grower is not an easy one. Possibly one of the coldest and most marginal corners of Germany, the Saar can produce some of the world’s great white wine in hot sunny years such as 1990. However, these are usually outnumbered by cold wet years resulting in over astringent and unripe wines. There are a small band of growers though who have a distinct advantage over the rest in the land that they own. A handful of Saar vineyards are steep enough and exposed enough to ensure a decent level of grape ripening even in poor years. Hanno Zilliken is fortunate enough to have sizeable holdings in Saarburg’s great vineyard, the steep south-facing Rausch. He exploits these slate based vines to the maximum through careful pruning and hand selection. When the wine is pressed, it gently descends by gravity into the oak casks lying in Hanno’s dark damp cellars. The wines are prime examples of Saar Riesling, being mouthwateringly taut, mineral and sophisticated.

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