Weingut Schätzel Nierstein Riesling Kabinett 2017, Rheinhessen, Germany
Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany. 7.5% ABV. Organic Biodynamic Vegan
Light straw colour. Crisp and fruity. Rich stone fruits and intense acidity. Bright, tropical aromas with persistent flavours.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
'Gunflint and green grass, with wet-rock minerality on the nose, and a palate that's bursting with lemon and sherbert, grapefruit pith and pineapple. The acidity is bright and vibrant, with a long finish ending in violet and rose petal.' Tim Handley, Royal Automobile Club. 'An off-dry palate with great acidity.' Lionel Periner, team leader.
Producer Profile Weingut Schätzel
The Schätzel family has been producing wine since 1350, making them the oldest winemaking family in the Rheinhessen. The red slate of the vineyards around Nierstein, where the estate is based, spans six hectares, of which the majority is Riesling. In 2008, when Kai Schätzel took over his family’s estate, he transformed it to organic and biodynamic farming and reintroduced traditional winemaking methods. He has developed a reputation for his unique style which involves less alcohol, less exuberant fruit, more minerality and a more cutting and distinctive flavour profile. In 2016, he was included into the prestigious VDP, his single vineyards were certified Grosses Gewächs, and his 2013 ReinSchiefer Riesling was awarded top honours by the Drinks Business Magazine.