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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Weingut Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Kabinett 2009
Weingut Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Kabinett 2009
(search item no. 108370)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Unbelievably, almost unbearably pretty; a gaudy overture of fruit yields to a firm, shapely underlay of mineral, which holds hands with an exquisite floweriness, and disappears meaningly.
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About Weingut Spreitzer:

In 1997 Andreas and Bernd Spreitzer leased the estate from their father, who remains active. Recently listed as a Gault-Millau discovery of the year, and now Feinschmecker’s newcomer of the year, and a new listing in DM-magazine’s 100-best German vintners list.

Here are the stats: 11.5 hectares, producing about 6,500 cases per year. 92% Riesling, 8% Pinot Noir. All harvesting is by hand. The must is cleaned by gravity for 24 hours before whole-cluster pressing. After fermentation (in wood or jacketed stainless steel, partly with ambient yeasts partly with cultured yeasts, depending on the vintage) the wines rest on their gross lees for some time before receiving their only filtration, with racking.
Soil types: Deep tertiary loam and loess
Grape varieties: 92% Riesling, 8% Spätburgunder