Horst Sauer, Escherndorfer Lump Riesling 'S' 2019

£22.00

  • Type:

    White

  • Grape:

    Riesling

  • Country:

    Germany

  • Grape Blend:

    Riesling 100%

  • Region:

    Franken

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Winemaker:

    Horst and Sandra Sauer

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

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Description

The S signifies a dry spatlese quality wine. This Riesling starts tight and lean followed by  exciting exotics, an overt marmalade tang, lemon zest and ripe white peach. A great pairing with lightly spiced dishes, or grilled chicken and fish.
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  • Producer
  • Critics Reviews

The grapes are sourced from the Escherndorfer Lump vineyard. This is an 'Erste Lage' or 'first class' vineyard site with a steep, south-facing slope - which protects the vines from cold northern and easterly winds. This location, together with the limestone soil, creates wines with a distinctive fruit character and great longevity.

Weingut Horst Sauer is named after its owner. Both Horst and his daughter Sandra (who joined the winery in 2004) are winemakers at their 37 hectare estate in Franken - situated near Wurzburg (between Frankfurt and Nuremberg). Eight different grape varieties are planted, including Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau. Their vineyards are focused around the 'Erste Lagen' (prime) sites of Escherndorfer Lump and Escherndorfer Furstenberg. Escherndorfer Lump is a steep south-facing slope protected from cold north-eastern winds, with a top layer of limestone-rich soil. Escherndorfer Furstenberg is an east-facing vineyard which borders the Lump site to the east and west.

JancisRobinson.com 16.5pts (2016) - Deeper coloured than most. Very big and concentrated. Not going for the delicacy of Riesling! A bit astringent at the moment. Full frontal stuff. Needs a bit of time and, definitely, food. Very chewy still.

Customer Reviews

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A.G.
Excellent wine

Good wine at reasonable prices and many excellent wines for that special occasion

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R.R.
Great Riesling

Lovely riesling and a great recommendation form the Good Wine Shop.

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B.
Dry Reisling

A revelation for someone more used to Alsatian Reislings. A very dry wine with high acidity and alcohol content. A hint of fizz on the palate in addition to the apple/gooseberry/white peach flavours. The high acidity and dryness really come into their own when paired with a spicy dish resulting in a mouthful of fireworks.