Heinz Eifel Riesling Spatlese 2011

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Price: $13.99
Item No. 123881
  • WS90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 7.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Heinz Eifel Riesling Spatlese is made from late-harvested Riesling grapes in the middle Mosel Valley of Germany. These grapes hang into late Autumn and ripen such that they produce a rich, full-bodied white wine. This is an elegant Riesling that offers a palate of different stone and tree fruit notes such as peach and apricot. It is luscious and full-bodied with a long and fresh finish.

An ideal dinner Riesling and also can be enjoyed with riper, aged cheeses and spicy cuisine due to its enhanced complexity.

Blend: 100% Riesling

Critical Acclaim

"Offers interesting aromas and flavors of quince paste, with tarte Tatin and peach cobbler notes that are supported by juicy acidity. Hints of brine give this added support, with a ripe, lemon-lime finish. Drink now through 2032."
90 Points

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anne pickett - San Leandro, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/7/2014)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Pair with: fruit and cheese, broiled tilapia
A super Spatlese deal that is fruity and forward.
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Pumbaa - Buckatunna, MS (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/15/2013)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Very easy drinking wine. I would like it better if it had more alcohol and more acidity.
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Learn About Heinz Eifel

Heinz Eifel is a brand of German Riesling wines that are crafted from the highest quality grapes processed with only the most modern standards, techniques and technology. Unlike many larger German wineries, Heinz Eifel himself has control over the entire winemaking process — from vine to bottle.

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...

Read More About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

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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