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2013 Daniel Vollenweider Schimbock Spatlese RieslingRiesling from Germany


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  • 95 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2013 Riesling Spätlese Schimbock is the negative selection of the dry Schimbock which is always made from healthy grapes which are macerated on the skins for up to three days, so Daniel Vollenweider therefore does not accept botrytis. "The berries were purple colored, so overripe and highly concentrated in 2013," he says. Indeed the bouquet of the 2013 Riesling Spätlese Schimbock is concentrated, but lovely clear and fresh in its pineapple, lime and slate aromas. Highly elegant and noble sweet this finesse- and tension-filled, lingering, salty wine finishes with a stimulating piquancy and hides its sappy sweetness extremely well. This wine is beautiful to drink now, but will be even greater in 10-20 years. And it is rather a very fine Auslese than a Spätlese. Since 2008, Swiss import Daniel Vollenweider has slowly turned to dry wines which make 60% of his portfolio, whereas in former times 90% to 95% were sweet (or even 100% as in 2006). He shifted "because of market needs," but also because he is convinced "the Mosel can produce truly great dry Rieslings as well as sweet wines." Vollenweider himself gives some impressive examples again."

Product Detail

Item # 87905
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Sub-Region Mosel

95 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2013
Color White
ABV 8.0%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach