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Georg Albrecht Schneider Riesling Spätlese Niersteiner Hipping 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This has an arresting note of sweet jasmine-laced lemon preserves on the nose that gains nuanced orange, peach and pineapple complexity with air. Just lovely. Pretty sweet in the mouth, this is rich and powerful with an explosion of apricot and peach on entry that is followed by tropical orange and pineapple flavors that finish with nearly candied sweetness and honey flavors. I shouldn't like this, I should think that this is too sweet, and if I drank much more I would think that, but in small doses this is delicious. A bit of a fruit bomb but with shadings of mineral and herb adding complexity. The finish is a touch short if one has to nitpick. 90pts

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Georg Albrecht Schneider:
Located in the winemaking village of Nierstein, Germany (Rheinhessen), Weingut Georg Albrecht Schneider has been making terroir-driven wines for seven generations. The property maintains 37 acres of premium vineyards situated along the Rhine River on which it cultivates over ten grape varieties (52% Riesling; 17% Müller-Thurgau; 8% Silvaner; 8% Pinot Gris/Blanc; 8% red wine varieties; 7% other)... Read more
Located in the winemaking village of Nierstein, Germany (Rheinhessen), Weingut Georg Albrecht Schneider has been making terroir-driven wines for seven generations. The property maintains 37 acres of premium vineyards situated along the Rhine River on which it cultivates over ten grape varieties (52% Riesling; 17% Müller-Thurgau; 8% Silvaner; 8% Pinot Gris/Blanc; 8% red wine varieties; 7% other). It produces mostly varietal wines in all styles and colors, including white, red, rosé, sparkling and dessert wines. Weingut Georg Albrecht Schneider is also a member of the Rote Hang society, a group of Riesling producers who make wines from Nierstein's acclaimed "Red Slope" soils. The Rote Hang (or “Red Slope”) is a unique rock formation created over 280 million years ago prior to the Ice Age. It is composed of Rotliegend (or “red lying” soils) featuring clay and sandstone layers enriched by large iron deposits, which gives the soils their red color. Rieslings from the Rote Hang are distinguished by their strong peach and apricot aromas, along with terrific minerality and balanced acidity. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Georg Albrecht Schneider Riesling Spätlese Niersteiner Hipping

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,728
4.00 5
03/13/2013

This has an arresting note of sweet jasmine-laced lemon preserves on the nose that gains nuanced orange, peach and pineapple complexity with air. Just lovely. Pretty sweet in the mouth, this is rich and powerful with an explosion of apricot and peach on entry that is followed by tropical orange and pineapple flavors that finish with nearly candied sweetness and honey flavors. I shouldn't like this, I should think that this is too sweet, and if I drank much more I would think that, but in small doses this is delicious. A bit of a fruit bomb but with shadings of mineral and herb adding complexity. The finish is a touch short if one has to nitpick. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,728
3.50 5
03/13/2013

Deep and ripe on the nose with lovely, lifted wildflower perfumes over hints of currant and apple fruit. Fairly sweet and powerful for a Kabinett, this shows off slight flashes of red fruit along with apricot flavors, all topped with lime and quartzy mineral flavors. Some orange notes show up on the back end and are joined by pithy citrus notes on the fairly long and fairly sweet finish, which shows a touch of that red berry fruit again. For lovers of sweeter wines. 87pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
03/01/2013

Some peach stone fruit on the nose. Lychee, melon, nectarines. Balanced well with acidity. Great value. Would be awesome with spicy Thai food.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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3.50 5
03/01/2013

Not too sweet and nicely balanced with honey flavors at the forefront.




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