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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Spreitzer

Region:

Germany

Appellation:

Rheingau

Grape Type:

Riesling

Oestricher Lenchen, Spätlese 303, 2012

6x75cl £100.00

3 bottles

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Tasting Note:

A cuvee to mark the highest oeschle level ever measured in the Rheingau, 303, for a wine made by Spreitzer under the name of Hess. The record stood for decades until it was eventually broken by Weil in the 2003 vintage. Lenchen or "iron hill" is a red stony vineyard that gives both richness and mineral backbone to the wine. There is absolutely no botrytis in this in 2012. Very pale in colour, slight reserve on the nose before the palate sidles up you gently releasing seductive waves of alphonso mango, salt, lime zest and honeysuckle. The bright clear flavours grow in intensity, elegant at first, then fresh, then suddenly with great vitality. Picked on November 8th this is seriously high toned for such a late harvest. Seamless and absolutely superb.

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