Schloss Reinhartshausen Estate 2012, Riesling

Rheingau

The excellent estate Riesling is just what we have been looking for. A finely crafted, dry and remarkably complex Riesling at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.
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Our Tasting Notes

A fresh, dry palate shows hints of green apples, apricots and limes. Alongside this there is a delicious slatey minerality and a lingering finish.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Riesling
Appellation: Rheingau
Alcohol: 12%

About

Schloss Reihartshausen is the largest privately owned wine estate in the Rheingau and vines have been cultivated there since 1337. In 1855 the Princess Marianne von Preussen purchased the property and in 1957 ownership passed to Prince Friedrich von Preussen, son of the last German crown prince. The estate produces a variety of different wines, much of which comes from an island in the middle of the Rhine – the Island of Mariannenaue – which is just in front of the Schloss.

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fromvineyardsdirect

"From the Rheingau, this is just a brilliant Riesling - brilliant in all senses of the word, from its burstingly fresh aroma to its explosively fruity palate. It's 'trocken' which means dry, and with 12% alcohol certainly most of the sugar has been fermented here. The nose sings with summer meadows, crunchy ripe apples and zesty lemon, before a palate that is pristine and cool as a cucumber, yet with plenty of fruity punch and a dazzling citrus finish. Just delicious with a creamy risotto." - Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com