2009 RUDESHEIMER BERG ROTTLAND SPÄTLESE, Leitz. Rheingau
Alcohol Percentage: 7.5%
Area: Berg Rottland is a great single vineyard right above the town of Rüdesheim. The town itself has long been thought of as a mecca for tourism (70,000 inhabitants, 2.8 million visitors per year) but not for serious wine. In fact its warm location in the 'Lower Rheingau', with steep south-facing slopes, enables it to produce Riesling that can be both intense and elegant. Producers like Leitz have forced its reputation back to the top of ladder
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Producer: Johannes Leitz has taken his family estate in Rüdesheim from 3 hectares to 40, and from anonymity to celebrity. He has 2.5 hectares of Berg Rottland.
He is a great example of modern German winemaking - producing brilliant wines in both dry and sweeter styles. In 2011 he won the prestigious Gault Milau Wine Guide's accolade as Winemaker of the Year
Vintage: 2009 A good year on the Rhine
Cellar Potential: This was one of the wines chosen by Johannes to show at a dinner to celebrate his 2011 accolade. It already shows an astonishing combination of luscious creaminess perfectly balanced by fine acidity. But will continue to improve for 10+ years
Food Match: As usual, food is the 'problem' for many of us who do appreciate off-dry and medium-dry German wine styles. At the dinner referred to above (Nahm restaurant, London) this was served with Thai style lobster with pickled ginger - and worked beautifilly
Old Bridge Rating: JUST 6 BOTTLES IN STOCK.
£35.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount