2019 Eva Fricke Kiedrich Trocken Riesling

Racy Rheingau Riesling from Eva Fricke, a new wine for Australia. Organic.

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Satiny, racy Riesling this, from soon-to-be-legend Eva Fricke.

There's citrus, flint and floral notes, and a silken quality to the palate - quiet concentration let's call it. Probably best in a few year's time but insanely enjoyable right now.

Kiedrich is one of the beautiful villages of the Rheingau, and home to several great 'grand cru' vineyard sites, including Klosterberg, which provides a third of the fruit for this 'village', imported for the first time into Australia.

A new cuvee to Australia drawn from two of the great Kiedrich sites: Klosterberg (one-third) and Sandgrub (two-thirds). Klosterberg is one of the Rheingau’s highest vineyards, where deep, weathered quartzite soils produce some of the town’s most exciting Riesling. Fricke works mainly with old vines here. Sandgrub is a vineyard known for wines of great fruit intensity and juicy character. The wine was naturally fermented and raised for eight months on lees, in stainless steel.

93 Points - "Gently does it! Plenty of Asian pear, mirabelle and quince here, but also subtle earthy notes that add some mystery to this soft and caressing dry riesling. Then the generous but subtle finish makes your heart melt. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com)

92 Points - "Bottled five days before I tasted it at the end of May this year, the 2019 Kiedrich Riesling Trocken opens with an excitingly stony, flinty, lemony and characterful bouquet with orange aromas and fine brioche notes. Silky, lean and elegant on the palate, this is a pure and refined Riesling with remarkable finesse, energy and piquancy on the finish. It is very clear and light-footed yet complex and with a grippy finish. This is a classic with a touch of Mosel finesse and lightness. Very stimulating." - Stephan Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate)

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