2013 Leitz Riesling Trocken Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg Ehrenfels
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $34.94 (was: $52.94)
Riesling enthusiasts and collectors know there is no better indication of quality than Grosses Gewachs - the German equivalent of grand cru, and a vintage like 2013 compounds that quality to an extraordinary degree in this gorgeous trocken (dry Riesling).
This 2013 Riesling from Joseph Leitz is a ridiculously tasty effort from a select parcel of the Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg. Vinous describes the hillside vineyards of the Rheingau as “particularly well-equipped” for the 2013 vintage, yielding a combination of depth and extraordinary energy. The Wine Advocate too felt that the Rüdesheimer excelled in 2013, calling it a “stunning come-back” for the Rheingau and that today’s Leitz Riesling is a layered and complex example with natural richness and vibrant acidity.
Showing a “precise, fresh, intense and elegant” profile, the 2013 Grosses Gewachs Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg is the kind of aromatic Riesling that will develop for ages in the cellar, revealing new layers with a decade or more of patience. Best yet, we’re able to offer it today for over 30% off. That’s just under thirty five bucks for a Grosses Gewachs from the vintage’s top performer.
Since 1985, Johannes Leitz has run the family winery growing to include nearly 40ha of Riesling vines mostly along the Rhein. With 94pts from the Wine Advocate for its “well-balanced and elegant” personality, Leitz’s Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg Ehrenfels dry Riesling is a perfect for choice for fans to secure at the best price in the U.S. Cheers!