Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese
Emrich Schönleber

Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese, 2016


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2016
6x75cl
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£194.62


Emrich Schönleber, Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese, 2016

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
9.5 %

Notes

A spätlese of aromatic fruit complexity, with grapefruit, mango and melon notes, remarkable finesse and no small measure of tension as this glides across the palate. Finishing very fresh, this is extremely easy to love.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
David Schildknecht, Vinous

Date:
04/2018

Notes
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.

specifications

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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