Riesling is back in fashion and no one makes finer Riesling than Germany. After a series of exceptional vintages, demand is high. Take pleasure in the long overdue Riesling revival with this dazzling, honeyed yet minerally fresh 2012 Spätlese.
Grapefruit, lime and lemon with fresh yeasty undertones
Rich, full, medium sweet; racy, ripe, citrus and mineral complexity
31 December, 2020
"Leitz is one of Germany's finest estates and this Spätlese stands out for its poise and intensity"Christine Weingut Buyer for Germany, 2014
The German Wine Guide notes, "Few in the Rheingau make finer wines than Leitz". The estate is located in Rüdesheim, at the western end of the Rheingau and run today by Johannes Leitz, who took over the 28 hectare family property in 1985, aged just 21. Rüdesheim is the region that "established Germany's reputation for world class white wines" (Hugh Johnson) and the Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spätlese is a wonderful example. Fermentation is left to the natural processes of 'wild yeasts' and, in a technique borrowed from Meursault, the wines are left on their lees until spring. This results in a full, rich and complex wine that is both medium sweet, honeyed and minerally fresh. A wine to cellar or savour now with fine fish or pork dishes.
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