Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2013 (Mosel, Germany) "...ripe peach, pineapple, elegant..."
Spatlese is German for "late picked." It has more richness and body than Kabinett because the grapes are allowed to ripen for an extra week or more. This Prädikat (ripeness level) often gives you the purest expression of the vineyard's terroir, because the fruit is fully ripe, but without any influence of over-ripeness or botrytis. The hallmarks of this wine are purity and balance. Anenormous fruit aroma and a dense texture on the palate, allheld in harmonious balance.
"Ernst Loosen and winemaker Bernhard Schug hit a sweet spot in 2013 with this Spätlese from Wehlener Sonnenuhr’s blue slate slopes. The wine is slow to emerge, earthy and quiet, with a jangly feel to the acidity. As that acidity takes control, it gathers the ripe peach and fresh pineapple around it, channeling the earth in a sense of cool, smooth stoniness. The wine feels shapely and elegant, and firm enough to age for a decade." - 94 Points, Wine & Spirits