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Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spätlese 2005

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With nearly 800 years of viticulture experience, Schloss Vollrads is one of the oldest wine estates, not only in Germany, but probably in the world. Situated in the heart of the Rheingau, the estate’s 60 hectares of vineyards are planted exclusively with Riesling. With the death of Erwein Count Matuschka-Greiffenclau in 1997, the ownership of Schloss Vollrads passed to the Nassauische Sparkasse, which carries on the family’s tradition of viticulture. This Riesling is clean and bright, with a hint of straw in colour. The 2005 is fuller in style than the previous vintage, with ample perfumes of apricots and peaches on the nose. On the palate, it is beautifully balanced with the ripe fruit and residual sugar in perfect equilibrium with the characteristic zingy acidity of good Riesling. Long and slightly spicy on the finish.

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Schloss Vollrads:
Schloss Vollrads is a historic wine estate with a 14th century castle in the Rheingau region of Germany. The tradition of winemaking at this location may date back as many as 800 years, with wines produced and sold by the Knights of Greiffenclau. Today, Schloss is dedicated to upholding their rich traditions while producing wine using the most up to date technology. The focus is on Riesling, ... Read more
Schloss Vollrads is a historic wine estate with a 14th century castle in the Rheingau region of Germany. The tradition of winemaking at this location may date back as many as 800 years, with wines produced and sold by the Knights of Greiffenclau. Today, Schloss is dedicated to upholding their rich traditions while producing wine using the most up to date technology. The focus is on Riesling, which is kept at low yields and optimal cultivation. Once harvested, the wine is painstakingly fermented, stored and blended with careful supervision. Wines are produced from bone dry to fully sweet expressions.  Read less

With nearly 800 years of viticulture experience, Schloss Vollrads is one of the oldest wine estates, not only in Germany, but probably in the world. Situated in the heart of the Rheingau, the estate’s 60 hectares of vineyards are planted exclusively with Riesling. With the death of Erwein Count Matuschka-Greiffenclau in 1997, the ownership of Schloss Vollrads passed to the Nassauische Sparkasse, which carries on the family’s tradition of viticulture. This Riesling is clean and bright, with a hint of straw in colour. The 2005 is fuller in style than the previous vintage, with ample perfumes of apricots and peaches on the nose. On the palate, it is beautifully balanced with the ripe fruit and residual sugar in perfect equilibrium with the characteristic zingy acidity of good Riesling. Long and slightly spicy on the finish.

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