Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese
    Emrich Schönleber

    Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling, Spätlese,

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    vintage

    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!

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    8.5%
    92/100
    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    White peach and red raspberry are signaled already on the penetrating nose; then take on both lightly confitured as well as fresh fruit aspects on the glossy palate. There is a heady, gardenia-like garland. Prominent sweetness is largely checked by a tart, crunchy berry edge along with a welcome, bright influx of juicy lime. Perfumed and fruit elements dominate in the lusciously-lingering finish. Intriguingly, this displays less of a mineral dimension than does its Frühlingsplätzchen counterpart, which is the opposite of what one would expect given the typical performances of these two sites in the dry wine realm.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2019
    Drinking Window:
    2019 - 2038

    specifications

    country:
    Germany
    region:
    Nahe
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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.
    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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