GST-206

Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spatlese ‘Flachenhahl’, Strub

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
Germany
Region:
Rheinhessen
Appellation:
Rheinhessen
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This very small production is usually destined for blending away. The Germans— or “The Germans”— won’t even taste a “sweet” Riesling, and Strub’s Japanese importer prefers a drier wine too. The last couple years the wine’s been so good I have stamped my petulant feet and scowled, that such a beauty would be squandered. Strubs will give me the wine as it is, but I already offer a sweet Spätlese as a core-list wine. These dilemmas are pathetically typical of doing business in modern Germany. So to the wine; a wonderful aroma that’s an apex of red-slate. There’s nothing quite like it. A surmise of slate, green melon, lime, maplewood bacon, like (the Nahe site) Kirschheck with a slice of Parma ham; the spiciness makes sense here, the length is serpentine, and the wine, with its moderate RS, is a Riesling Ideal. — Terry Theise

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