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Gerhard/S Riesling Spätlese Trocken Hattenheimer Schützenhaus 2015


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Producer notes: "In the village of Hattenheim, in the heart of the Rheingau, the oldest family is the Gerhard's. They are first mentioned in the village's chronicle in 1442--fifty years before Christopher Columbus sailed to America. The ancestors of Stefan Gerhard have been closely related to Rheingau's viticulture and wine trade. The 'Schützenhaus' site produces weighty to powerful wines. This site grows wines that are full of taste and with a fine touch of acidity. Ageability is good. In the north of this southwest site there is a small area of top-gravel and middle- and seep-slate soil. In the south there is mainly deep limey and marly soil."

WHWC Staff Notes: "Gerhard's Schützenhaus Spätlese Trocken falls on the more powerful end of the spectrum. The wine is ripe as evidenced by the deep aromas of green apple, nectarine, and orange blossom, but site specificity is also present in the briny, mineral core. The palate is dense and viscous, and while the fruit profile is somewhat restrained at present, the vibrant minerality and racy acid give foundation to the sleek texture. This wine will continue to evolve for at least another 8 years and perhaps even longer." — Andrew Kitz (12/29/16)