Weingut Spáter-Veit - Riesling Feinherb 2020 (1L)
Weingut Spáter-Veit is a Mosel Valley estate run by the husband and wife team of Heinz and Silvia Welter. The name of the estate comes from Silvia's maiden name, Später, as well as that of her mother, Veit, one of the oldest wine-growing families in Piesport. In 1988, Heinz took over winemaking from Silvia's father, continuing the family tradition of crafting complex, age-worthy Rieslings from some of the highest quality vineyards on the Piesport slope. These southeast to southwest facing vineyards are composed of the famous Devonian slate soils — the perfect home for Riesling vines. The wines made from these vineyards display a glorious richness, acidity and minerality, while maintaining superb balance and elegance. Heinz and Silvia farm seven hectares of vineyards on the slope with the help of their two sons, Eric and Niklas.
The Später-Veit Piesporter Riesling Feinherb is made from grapes grown on three different vineyards above Piesport, including the well-known sites of Falkenberg and Gunterslay. All of the vines are over 20 years of age, and this vine maturity comes through in the quality of the wine. Light gold in color, Später-Veit's Riesling emits classic aromas of green apple, yellow flowers and lots of wet-stone minerality. On the palate, the wine has high levels of acidity which balance perfectly with sugar, creating a wine with intensity, finesse and class. Flavors of white peach, yellow-delicious apple and river rocks wash across the palate in refreshing waves, leading into a textured, delicate finish. While you wouldn't call this wine dry, you wouldn't call it sweet either — this is the beautiful balancing act of Feinherb Riesling. The best part about this wine is that it comes in a 1-Liter bottle and is only 10.5% alcohol, which makes it one of the most guzzle-able German wines ever! Drink on its own as an aperitif, or enjoy with spicy Asian food (Thai or Vietnamese), a spring vegetable salad or a plate of cured meats and cheeses. Prost!