Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs
Spreitzer

Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2018


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2018
75cl
DP
£38.21

2018
6x75cl
DP
£229.22


Spreitzer, Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2018

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

A very well-situated vineyard, just above the famed Marcobrun site. Often steeper than the latter, the wines here tend to the more mineral end of the spectrum. In 2018 this is creamy and alluring but also zesty on the nose while the palate combines charm and succulence with great depth and tension. Inviting flavours of creamy citrus and fine stones, and this innate with a sense of verticality that brings real poise.

Critics score


Score:
91

100

Source:
David Schildknecht, Vinous

Date:
04/2021

Notes
Ripe white peach is piquantly accented on the nose as well as the satiny, glossy palate by peach kernel and hickory nut. This is one of several Spreitzer 2018s that show a slightly high-toned suggestion of fruit distillate, and like its vintage 2017 and 2016 predecessors it harbors around 13% alcohol, but fortunately that doesn’t translate into any harshness or heat. Stony, alkaline and mouthwateringly saline nuances accompany the long yet in other respects restrained finish. But then, restraint can lay good claim to being a specific Rheingau virtue.

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country:
Germany

region:
Rheingau

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Allergen Information:
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Spreitzer

Spreitzer

A magnificent 17 ha estate at Oestrich in the widest part of the Rhine, where sun reflection and humidity are so important. The Spreitzer brothers are a young team that in the last few years has elevated this into one of the Rheingau's great estates. Depending on the wine and the vintage a mixture of wood or steel is used and wild or cultured yeast. Usually the dry wines are fermented in oak and the fruity wines in steel. The main vineyard holdings are the loam and loess soils of the Lenchen and the quartz based Doosberg. The Spreitzer brothers are very active in the vineyard, reducing yield by pruning and green harvesting, and deleafing where necessary to aerate the vines. Hand picking is vitally important here as they do lots of whole cluster pressing. In the cellar there is no pumping of the wines, its all done by gravity. There is usually no fining but a light filtration. Spreitzer make wines that betray full, rich Rheingau characteristics with an almost Mosel precision and energy. A star Estate by any standards.

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