As followers of this blog will know we do love a good Riesling here on KulTour. And especially the ones from Germany. We have covered the German Prädikat system before in our episode from a few years back.
Personally I love the prädikat wines. These are often sweeter than the trocken wines that are dry but with the natural acidity of the Riesling grape the sweeter wines feel fresh and fruity and very easy to drink. Because of the high sugar and acid level the wines also age beautifully.
This week's wine is a real gem at a remarkable price. Weingüter Wegelers Oestricher Lenchen spätlese from 2002! To find a 20 year old wine in the Vinmonopol is difficult, although not impossible. Usually it’s a fine Bordeaux wine at a high price, but here we find a fantastic German white and the price is just 279,90, almost given away in my opinion! Get these while they last we say!
Wegeler Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Spätlese 2002 - 279,90
Beautiful colour. Deep, deep yellow, almost brown. On the nose it's surprisingly fresh and fruity with apricot, lime, peach and honey. It really feels fine in the mouth. Big and heavy, almost like an auslese. The sweetness is grand and the balance superb, especially towards the end. The great acidity makes it feel like it’s petillant. The finish is long and sublime.
As most Rieslings this will work great with spicy oriental food, but also with chicken and pork that has been grilled with a sweet and spicy grill sauce.