Spreitzer "101" Riesling 2018 (Rheingau, Germany) - [WA 90+] [WS 90]

Spreitzer "101" Riesling 2018
(Rheingau, Germany) - [WA 90+] [WS 90]

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WA90+ WS90
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About the Winemaker:
The Spreitzer estate, founded in 1641 and one of the oldest in the Rheingau, benefits from a long tradition in winemaking as well as the recent modern winemaking innovations of sons Andreas and Bernd Spreitzer who have controlled the estate since 1997. Bernd and Andreas were the Gault Millau’s Discovery of the Year Award recipients in 2001.

Viticulture practices are as natural as possible at Spreitzer and include alternating cover crops of herbs, greens, and lentils in the summer with grains in the winter. The Spreitzers strive to maintain fruit and finesse by cleaning the must by gravity for 24 hours after whole-cluster pressing, then allowing the wines to rest on their gross lees and only filtering once. The Spreitzers employ a long fermentation, and extended lees aging to protect the juice from oxidation. Mostly ambient yeasts are employed for fermentation in both temperature controlled stainless steel and 1200 liter casks of German wood, called stückfass. The resulting wines show great pedigree.

Ratings & Reviews

90+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2018 Rheingau Riesling 101 opens with a bright, pure and delicate Riesling bouquet with floral and crunchy stony aromas. Lush and elegant on the palate, this is a charming, very delicate and elegant Riesling whose grapes are sourced in the Lenchen, Doosberg and Hendelberg. The 2018 combines the complexity and spicy elegance of Oestrich's terroirs with the finesse and filigreed structure of the Hendelberg. There is 11% alcohol and a long, intense, complex finish. Excellent!" - Stephan Reinhardt (January 2020)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This delivers white raspberry, guava and green mango notes, with sea salt and coriander accents. Almost weightless but very expressive. Vibrant acidity keeps everything intact. An outstanding introduction to dry German Riesling. Drink now. 274 cases imported." - AZ (Mar 31, 2020)