Weingut Schätzel Ölberg Riesling Spätlese 2011, Rheinhessen, Germany
Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany. 10.5% ABV. Organic Biodynamic Vegan
A delicious Riesling with tropical fruit notes. The pineapple, melon and grapefruit richness linked by a subtle salty thread with a light sweetness and a long finish.
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.