Spreitzer Riesling Oestricher Doosberg Alte Reben Trocken 2017
(Rheingau, Germany) - [DC 93] [WS 93] [VM 91]
Regular price $35.00 Sale price $28.97 Save $6.03
About the Wine:
The Spreitzer winery from Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau can look back on a long winemaking tradition dating back to 1641. Today it is run by the brothers Andreas and Bernd Spreitzer, who planted 97% Riesling and 3% Pinot Noir in the four excellent locations with a total of over 18 hectares.
The grapes are grown naturally on soils made of deep loam and loess with quartzite components and are always picked by hand. They are then fermented very slowly and evenly, and are allowed to mature in oak barrels in a 250-year-old vaulted cellar. So much closeness to tradition not only pays off in excellent quality wines, but is also made possible by the numerous awards the winery has received rewarded (e.g. 4 grapes from Gault Millau and 4 stars from Eichelmann).
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Decanter:
"This wine is sourced from 45- to 50-year-old vines on a quartzite-dominant parcel of the Oestricher Doosberg, a warm site close to the Rhine. Even in 2018 this comes with a classic sense of proportion and a noble Rheingau demeanour. Fermented in an 80-year-old Doppelstück, the fruit is initially restrained, but with air it becomes rounded and expressive of ripe yellow plum. The finish is edged with ripe lemon freshness. Drinking Window 2019 - 2035" - Anne Krebiehl (Apr 2019)
93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Beautifully balanced, with powerful acidity behind the pineapple and passion fruit notes. Mineral and spice accents emerge midpalate, while the finish leaves a floral aftertaste. Multilayered, showing beautiful nuances. Very charming right now, but with great aging potential. Drink now through 2030. 45 cases imported." - AZ (May 31, 2019)
91 Points - Vinous Media:
"Pip-inflicted Sekel pear and apple are mingled with smoky black tea and wreathed in bittersweet floral perfume, impressions that carry-over onto a silken palate where a formidable sense of stuffing is evoked. Sheer juicy generosity keeps the starch-like suggestion of stone suffusion in the long-lasting finish from turning at all austere. Like its ostensibly lesser “Muschelkalk” sibling – also issuing primarily from the Doosberg – this bottling exhibits exemplary transparency to mineral and herbal nuances. And it will probably eventually overtake that “Muschelkalk” in length and complexity. " - David Schildknecht (Aug 2019)