Emrich Schonleber "Lenz" Riesling 2018 (Nahe, Germany)

Emrich Schonleber "Lenz" Riesling 2018
(Nahe, Germany)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Winter came late this year, only February and March it was really icy. But April brought warm, sunny weather and from the end of May there were the first hot days. The great heat came end of July/beginning of August, with temperatures up to 36°C. Fortunately there were local thunderstorms in July, which brought us the urgently needed rain.
Already on the 6th of July most of the vines were withered, from the 6th of August the first Riesling grapes became soft. Despite an early harvest (Riesling from September, 20th), the grapes could ripen for an unusually long time. We counted about 120 days from the flowering.
We have not yet experienced a more beautiful harvest. Until the last harvest day (October, 15th) the sun shone almost daily and the grapes were perfectly healthy. Until then such healthy and ripe grapes were unimaginable for all of us. Botrytis was almost non-existent and where it appeared the berries were perfectly raisined. We therefore took a lot of time for the selection of these grapes. For ten days we sorted out raisins to produce the best sweet wines of our estates history. The quantity remained small, the quality is all the better.
We are also very satisfied with the dry and fruity sweet wines. Due to the somewhat earlier harvest we were able to preserve the necessary freshness and elegance. Compared to the previous years, the 2018s are somewhat more fruity and round. Already the young wines are very charming and animating, but we still assume a good ripening potential.

Ratings & Reviews

89 Points - Vinous:
"Grapefruit and pineapple inform an enticingly pungent nose and a tangy, zesty palate. Musky evocations of peony add allure. Subtle sweetness reinforces the wine’s prominent fruitiness on an animating and refreshing finish. " - David Schildknecht (Jun 2020)