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2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese Goldkapsel #8

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September 25, 2022 - $40

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RATINGS

93James Suckling

Wonderful tart, peachy fruit and some delicate floral notes. Very sleek and pristine with a long, super-clean finish that's really exciting.

92+ The Wine Advocate

...super ripe and intense on the nose, with ripe apple aromas, but less spicy and flinty flavors. Very intense and lush on the palate, this is a generous and fruit-intense Spätlese with fine acidity, and good mineral grip and structure... The finish is pure and salty, but also concentrated, lush and aromatic.

17Jancis Robinson

...perfect vintage for this style, grapefruit and orange flavours oozing out of the pores of the grapes during pressing.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.