Schloss Saarstein Saarstein Spatlese 2001

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Price: $24.99
Item No. 54429
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

For this Spätlese, vines over 40 years old provided a yield of only 20 hectorliters. This led to a pronounced concentration of bouquet and flavor, with aromas of gooseberry and exotic fruit (lychee and maracuja). While quite charming to drink now, this wine would reach its true potential after 10 to 15 years in cellar. - a perfect accompaniment to more spicy dishes and oriental cuisine

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The Saarstein estate owns the oldest vineyards in the village of Serrig. On the steep monopoly site of Serriger Schloss Saarsteiner Christian and Andrea Ebert put all their enthusiasm and dedication to produce great Rieslings. Schloss Saarstein wines are noted for their elegant steeliness balanced with crisp fruit. Production is concentrated on the one vineyard surrounding the...

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Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr) The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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