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2011 Emrich Schonleber Lenz Riesling

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Goethe once noted: "This time people were boasting of one of their local wines, called 'Monzinger.' They say it runs down the throat with such ease and pleasure, that you only realise its bewildering effect too late. The temptation to taste it and to measure ourselves with it was too great to resist." Since the 1960s, Werner (now joined by his son, Frank) Schünleber has been reclaiming the tradition of fine wine in Monzingen, with his ambitious reclamation of the Frühlingsplätzchen and Halenberg vineyards, both of which are considered among the Grand Cru of Germany. At first, there are ripe yellow peach and Asian pear aromas. Then the wine blossoms, adding bitter honey, wet stone, apricot, and pink grapefruit to the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with barely perceptible, perfectly integrated sweetness, minerality, and firm natural acidity. The peach and citrus flavors seem to ripen in the glass, and the wine has a lingering, mineral finish. A classic Nahe Riesling to drink with the simplest, most elegant seafood, like crabmeat without adornment. And it shines alongside a roasted bird or a ham.
-- Greg Moore, Moore Brothers Wine Company, May 29, 2012

Emrich Schonleber Lenz Riesling
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SKU# S1206

Winery: Emrich Schonleber
Style: White Wine
Varietal: Riesling
Region: Nahe

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