2018 Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling QbA, Eva Fricke

From the highest and coolest vineyard the Rheingau, which receives the wisperwind, keeping it cool. There’s lots of quartzite in this west facing site. So much lemon zest, and blossom on the nose of this 11% alcohol Riesling. Such precision but still richness. Indeed, Eva thinks this is the richest Seligmacher they’ve made. Honeydew melon, floral, elderflower, exotic character. Super complex. Clones from 1900, plantings 1900-1930. Clone had more Traminer in it, hence that slight lychee, rose petal character.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£36.88
Case, 12 Bottles
In stock
£442.56

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Germany
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2035
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 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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