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
    Lightly poached pear and white peach gain a welcome bit of brightness from fresh lime, so that an effusively ripe and soothingly creamy Riesling still delivers animation and refreshment. At the same time, there is a sense of lift and delicacy here that goes beyond what was exhibited by this year’s Kabinett, and which perfectly fits the floral perfume that wafts through this wine’s entire performance. A bittersweet hint of cassis and subtle piquancy of fruit pit add counterpoint to the complexly layered, bell-clear finish. The grapes for this came in during the first days of October. Picking under the right conditions for Spätlese was just as challenging this year as picking for Kabinett, opined Schönleber, who admitted to having simply “missed the window” for doing so in the Frühlingsplätzchen. “More and more,” he said, noting the irony, “Spätlese is going to signify anything but ‘late-harvest.’”
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    2020 - 2042


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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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