Spreitzer Oestricher Doosberg Riesling Alte Reben Trocken
Winery Village Oestrich
Grape Variety Riesling
Soil Type quartzite, loam, loess
Age of Vines (Average) 45 years
Elevation of Vineyard 110-130 m
Yield 55 hl/ha
Harvest Date beginning of October
Farming Technique Sustainable
Fermentation & Elevage Mainly old barrels and a small percentage of 3 year old barrels
Press & Reviews
Beautifully balanced, with powerful acidity behind the pineapple and passion fruit notes. Mineral and spice accents emerge midpalate, while the finish leaves a floral aftertaste. Multilayered, showing beautiful nuances. Very charming right now, but with great aging potential. Drink now through 2030. 45 cases imported.
Lovely, fully ripe apricots, but on the palate this isn't nearly as opulent as the nose suggests. In fact, the long, silky finish is rather cool and elegant. Drink or hold.
Pip-inflicted Sekel pear and apple are mingled with smoky black tea and wreathed in bittersweet floral perfume, impressions that carry-over onto a silken palate where a formidable sense of stuffing is evoked. Sheer juicy generosity keeps the starch-like suggestion of stone suffusion in the long-lasting finish from turning at all austere. Like its ostensibly lesser “Muschelkalk” sibling – also issuing primarily from the Doosberg – this bottling exhibits exemplary transparency to mineral and herbal nuances. And it will probably eventually overtake that “Muschelkalk” in length and complexity.