Spatlese

Picked a little later than Kabinett, with a tad more weight, a Spätlese is a perfect mirror of the vineyard in which it is grown. The longer hang time of the grapes allow the complexity and depth of minerality to come through clearly, and this balances the fresh fruit and citrus acidity. Though light in alcohol, Spätlese has the cut and the body to be drunk with food that would challenge other wines: its sweetness matches that in the food, and its acidity cuts through fat. Smoked salmon, salads, rich pork dishes and even pesto work well. And if you have patience, an aged Spätlese is a magical thing: after fifteen years the wine is silky and melting, and the perception of sweetness disappears to leave a slightly off-dry, perfectly balanced wine.


wines Hermann Dönnhoff (1 wines)
 
wines Joh.Jos. Prüm (1 wines)
 
wines info Schloss Lieser (1 wines)
 
wines info Selbach-Oster (1 wines)
 


The wines

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White

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Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff

2008 SCHLOSSBÖCKELHEIMER KUPFERGRUBE Spätlese [10 09] (DONN24208A)
The volcanic soil gives a soft juiciness to the broad mineral flavours. Zingy, dense and long.
6 BOTTS £182.01
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £39.00
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Weingut Joh.Jos. Prüm

2008 WEHLENER SONNENUHR Spätlese [10 09] (PRUM22208A)
Sweet ripe peach and citrus fruit, a deliciously refreshing briskness coupled with a wonderful fine and elegant minerality. One of the finest Spätlesen we tried this year.
6 BOTTS £149.51
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £32.50
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Schloss Lieser

2011 LIESER NIEDERBERG HELDEN Spätlese [10 12] (SCLI20211A)
Peachy fruit, salty minerals and zingy ripe acidity combine in a beautifully poised package. Very moreish.
6 BOTTS £77.01
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £18.00
3 MGNMS £98.00
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Weingut Selbach-Oster

2010 ZELTINGER SCHLOSSBERG Spätlese (SELB25210A)
A hint of botrytis gives a gentle elegance, with delicate citrus fruit and a fine minerality in the background. Very balanced and appealing.
6 BOTTS £87.01
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £20.00
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Schäfer-Fröhlich

2011 BOCKENAUER FELSENECK Spätlese [12 12] (SFRO21211A)
Floral and ripe yellow peach nose, beautifully elegant and playful, almost weightless on the palate. Vibrant long finish.
6 BOTTS £93.26
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £21.25
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