Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese

Germany

98/100RP
CA$328.16

2019

Spätlese means “late harvest” but at Egon Müller, the term is used for wines made from grapes of superior ripeness or even from overripe grapes. The harvest usually begins very late and the weather is variable, so the ripest grapes often come from the best parcels rather than a later harvest date. Spätlese wines can carry more sugar than Kabinett without losing their balance. While they’re off-dry to semi-sweet when young, they reward cellaring with an incredible degree of complexity. The Wiltinger braune Kupp vineyard tends to be more full-bodied, while the Scharzhofberger can develop into truly elegant wines that defy the categories of sweet and dry.
Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese is available for purchase in increments of 1

Appellation: N/A

Regulated designation: N/A

Length of aging: N/A

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure type: Cork

Varietal: Reisling

Style: Semi-dry

Body: MEDIUM-BODIED WHITE WINE

Region: Germany

Colour: White

Vintage: 2019

98 RP

Stephan Reinhardt, robertparker.com

The 2019 Scharzhofberger Spätlese is brilliant, digitally precise and spicy on the clear, elegant, deep and terroir-typical nose with mango and papaya aromas. Tropical fruit aromas on the juicy, elegant, refined and seamless palate lead to a salty-piquant, mouth-watering and stimulating finish with great finesse and precision. This is Scharzhofberger at its very best and a Spätlese close to perfection! Drink date: 2020-2070.

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