2014 Lorcher Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese, Fricke, Rheingau

An opulent Spätlese, this has pear notes and even hints of raspberry on the palate. The structure is a delight, perfectly balancing the residual sugar, whilst the finish is mineral and saline. An outstanding wine for this too-often-overlooked style.

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Bottle
1 available
£31.18

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Germany
  • Grape
    Riesling
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2032
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Medium
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2014 Lorcher Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese, Fricke, Rheingau
Eva Fricke

Eva Fricke is a superstar of the Rheingau, with her 13 hectare estate, that she only started in 2006. Not from winemaking stock - both her parents are doctors - she only discovered an interest in wine, and more specifically farming, when she did an internship at Buitenverwachting in South Africa at the age of 18. She’s worked at numerous top estates, from Chateau Cissac to Schloss Johannisberg, from Pingus to Castello di Verduno, before settling down as operations manager at Leitz from 2004 to 2011. Since then she’s been fully committed to her own project. She’s seeking out parcels of vines that date from before 1970, because this was when systemic treatment was started: she wants as good a working environment as possible. These are dry Rieslings that stun with their focus and texture: they’re some of the most soulful, expressive wines coming out of Germany today.

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