Fruhlingsplatzchen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs
Emrich Schönleber

Fruhlingsplatzchen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2018


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2018

6x75cl

DP

£427.22


2018

1.5L

DP

£144.80



Emrich Schönleber, Fruhlingsplatzchen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2018

2018

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Emrich Schönleber, Fruhlingsplatzchen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2018

Dried flowers, herbs and dried lemon peel notes dominate the nose in this restrained GG that is built on lacy acidity and briny fruit. This has an element of essential citrus oil, pithy fruit that is light touch, with notes of fennel seed, sea salt and anise. Perhaps a little monastic, but those who love a more austere style will find plenty to admire.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13%
92/100
David Schildknecht, Vinous

Here’s yet another instance where zesty grapefruit and tangy pineapple core convey an impression one might not expect from the modest acidity registered by the wine’s analysis. Behind these emerge Riesling-typical and very ripe apple and peach. Salinity and alkalinity as well as struck-flint smokiness convey a mineral dimension that one might also not anticipate given the wine’s vintage-typical fruit intensity. There is underlying polish to accompany the wine’s fullness (reflecting just over 13% alcohol), and the lingering finish strikes a pleasing balance between richness and overt ripeness on the one hand and invigoration and refreshment on the other.
Date Reviewed:
06/2020

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country:
Germany

region:
Nahe

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Emrich Schönleber

Emrich Schönleber

A great Nahe estate that was started by Werner Schönleber in the 1960s with just two hectares. Today the estate comprises 14 hectares, mainly Riesling, on the slate and quartzite soils of the Halenberg and Frühlingsplatzchen vineyards. Intense vineyard work and spontaneous fermentation in old oak casks together with ageing in steel vat conspire to produce intense, long lived Nahe Riesling that combines floral, charming qualitites with intense minerality. For the last five years, this estate has been perfoming to is maximum, rivalling Germany’s very greatest producers.

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