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2008 St Urbans Hof Riesling "Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese"

St Urbans Hof 2008 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese Riesling

Winery: St Urbans Hof

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mosel Saar Ruwer

State or country: Germany

Price: $38

Cases produced: 300

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: July 30, 2009

Wine Review: This very pale yellow colored Spatlese opens with a pear like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and shows crispy acidity. The flavor profile initially was a lively tart lime with complex notes of tangerine, peach, and pineapple. The next day revealed some mangos and it improved its balance. The finish was refreshing. We think this very young Riesling will definitely evolve and get much better with time due to its complexity and how it evolved and improved on day number two. Finally we felt this Riesling would pair nicely with spring rolls or bacon wrapped scallops at your pool party this summer if you plan to have it in the short term. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A masterpiece of nature. This brilliant Spatlese has captured everything that Mosel Riesling is about. The wine releases in the nose the sparkling minerals of the highly mineralized slate soil of the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen. In between, the typical Piesporter black currant and grapefruit notes, one can find ripest pineapple and herbs. In the mouth, one can feel the silkiness of the minerals.

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