Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Auslese
Emrich Schönleber

Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Auslese, 2015


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2015
75cl
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£55.84


Emrich Schönleber, Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Auslese, 2015

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
15 %

Notes

Sporting almost 50% botrytised, shrivelled grapes but none as dry as raisins, this has a beautiful exotic fruit cocktail nose that soars from the glass, tangerine, guava, orange and peach. Texturally lithe and lissom as it snakes its way across the palate, fluide and seamless. Frank told us this was picked at the same time as the TBA, which indicates the ripeness of fruit that made it into the blend. 18 people harvesting for two days and a mere 600 Litres of Auslese were produced! A stunner.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
David Schildknecht, Vinous

Date:
11/2017

Notes
Picked around the same time as the corresponding Spätlese, this doesn’t try to compete, but instead goes its own creamy, soothing way with a watercolor-like wash of ripe white peach and strawberry, honeydew and lime transparent to cooling herbal essences and underlying wet stone. A glaze of quince jelly points to the presence of very refined noble rot. The long, mouthwatering, umami-rich finish displays hints of browned butter and caramel without giving up the cooling sense of green herbal concentration of the refreshing juiciness of honeydew and lime.

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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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