Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese
    Emrich Schönleber

    Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese,



    Emrich Schönleber, Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese, 2013

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Emrich Schönleber, Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese, 2013

    There is approximately 10% of botrytis in the blend here which accounts for the more exotic notes of mango, coconut and pineapple on the nose. Very sumptuous and juicy on the palate without being heavy, fresh apricot, red apple, fresher tangerine notes. Super juicy stuff, what a joyous spatlese!

    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    Notes of crushed stone along with smoky black tea and machine oil mingle on the nose with intimations of the ripe apple, honeydew melon and grapefruit that then dominate on the palate. There is a sense of inner-mouth restraint here, reinforced by cooling green herbal accents, when compared with the corresponding Frühlingsplätzchen in all of its effusive florality and ripeness. And for now at least, this Halenberg lacks that sibling’s textural refinement or its remarkable balance. But the finish here is superbly sustained, its mineral and herbal nuances intriguingly persistent, and either wine will be a joy to follow.
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    Drinking Window:
    2018 - 2040


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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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