2020 Prinz Rheingau Riesling Trocken

Highly Rated
Precise and plush German Riesling made for quality thirst-quenching! Brilliant entry level organic wine from Prinz.

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If only all 'entry-level' estate wines were of this quality. Prinz is just a great organic/ biodynamic producer from the Rheingau in Germany.

The Rieslings from Rheingau tend to be on the drier side, with lots of depth and power. This has wonderful floral and herbal aromatics and a refreshing chalky mouthfeel but it is concentration and intensity of the fruit core that really impresses.

A succulently-impressive Riesling that could be served as the highlight of any meal...

"The grapes for this "Gutsriesling" wine come from plots - similar to the wines of the "Jungfer" site - which, in addition to loess and clay, have a high proportion of sandy quartzite.

The quartzite absorbs the heat of the sun during the day and releases it back to the vines at night. This is also decisive for the strong minerality and freshness and the good shelf life.

The grapes for this wine were harvested in mid and late September. They were light green to golden yellow and ripe.

After the harvest, the grapes were pressed directly and the partial batches were fermented in stainless steel for between 3 and 6 weeks and left on the fine lees until January.

Region: Rheingau, Germany
Blend: Riesling (100%)
ABV: 12.50%
Closure: 750ml
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92 Points - "Floral, aniseed, green apple and lemon oil. It has crunch and zip, but also plenty of flavour and weight, some green herbs, pleasing flinty texture and a finish of good length. Good drinking here." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95 Points - "An array of meadow, spice and blossom aromas open the door to a precisely shaped palate of lime, Granny Smith apple and granitic acidity. This is unabashed power, albeit with the perfect balance that will pay endless rewards over the next 20-plus years. 12.5% alc." - James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

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