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2008 Schloss Reinhartshausen old vines Riesling – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.schloss-reinhartshausen.de

Schloss Reinhartshausen is a castle winery in Germany that has been producing wines wines 1337. It’s in the heart of the Rheingau district which is widely known to have some of the world’s most transcededent white wines. Wines from this region are often referred to as the Kings of German Riesling.

Schloss Reinhartshausen has 15 separate vineyards which are near the towns of Erbach and Hattenheim; including a portion of the Grand Cru Erbacher Marabrunn vineyard as well as the Erbacher Schlossberg site. At 203 acres of planted vine, Schloss Reinhartshausen is the largest privately-owned wine estate in Rheingau.

Technical Data:

  • Composition: 100% Riesling
  • Alc.: 13.1 %
  • TA: 6.1 g/L
  • RS: 12.4 g/L
  • Price: $20

Nose: Lemon zest-laced river rock with notes of peaches, plums, limestone, dry cement, grapefruit and kiwi.

Taste: Beautiful combination of oyster shell, fresh-squeezed lemons, white pepper, river-rock, blue stone, pear core and peaches. Very good complexity of fruit, mid palate and finish that make this a truly enjoyable German riesling. Finishes clean, bright and with lingering minerality which I love.

W.E.P. Rating: 110%