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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Spreitzer

Region:

Germany

Appellation:

Rheingau

Grape Type:

Riesling

Oestricher Doosberg Alte Reben, Trocken, 2011

6x75cl £60.00

1 case, 4 bottles

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Tasting Note:

Rounded and plump with sufficient tension to make this very moreish. Refined, long echoing flavours of citrus butter and greengage, crystal clear and bone dry on the finish. For Andreas Spreitzer the main challenge in 2011 was holding one's nerve and waiting. Despite a difficult summer and wet start to pre harvest, when rot started to take hold, the weather turned and October was "golden" according to Andreas, who continued "it was important to wait and get the benefit of this fine weather and not pick until the grapes were properly ripe. " Whilst 2011 was a warm vintage here Andreas thinks that compared to the last 20 years, 2011 was only slightly above average in terms of heat. The result is very fruity, alluring and seductive Riesling.

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