2017 Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling QbA, Eva Fricke

From a slate vineyard, this is wonderful. Passion fruit and peach combine to make a generous entry to the palate, but then there’s precision and a salty, mineral tang, that pulls it all together on the finish. Such good balance and length.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£38.68
Case, 12 Bottles
In stock
£464.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Germany
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2035
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling QbA, Eva Fricke
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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