2019 Julg Sonnenberg Riesling Trocken

From a little known wedge between Alsace and the Pfalz, this Riesling is powerful, dry and full bodied. A lovely tension between generous fresh cut pineapple and flinty lemon zest.

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It’s Julg. Yoo-lg. Have you got it? Whether you can pronounce it or not, remember the name. This family fuses two of the world’s finest regions for dry, powerful Rieslings – Alsace and the Pfalz.

Made in Germany, but grown in French territory on the steep, sun drenched Sonnenberg vineyard.

Powerful, dry and full bodied, there’s a lovely tension between generous fresh cut pineapple and flinty lemon zest.

Whilst the Julg estate is based in Germany’s Pfalz, the Schweigener Sonnenberg vineyard is actually located on the French side of the border in northern Alsace.
A steep, sunny south facing vineyard, its soils are a mix of grey-red limestone and sandstone.
Riesling grapes are handpicked and fermented using native yeasts. Given 8 months maturation on the lees in stainless steel tank.

Region: Pfalz, Germany
Blend: Riesling
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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93 Points - "Seductive white here. Soft, supple and juicy, rich citrus characters, ripe apple, a touch of nougat and light marzipan notes. Brittle acidity, saline mineral characters and some green herb lend complexity and detail. Really delicious, open weave, complex riesling at hand. A compelling wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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