Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese, Egon Müller
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Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese, Egon Müller - 2020

Item # 47561 1.5L

Grapes have been growing on Scharzberg since Roman times, and this vineyard still produces some of the most esteemed Riesling in the entire world. This off-dry Spätlese is concentrated and intense, with minerality and racing acidity. Absolutely a wine to cellar. Pair with Tresterfleish.

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In the 1930 movie Morocco, Marlene Dietrich saunters on stage wearing a top hat and tails, sings a song in French, then downs a glass of Champagne before kissing a woman in the audience. Talk about making an entrance. Even if you've never seen the movie you surely know the iconic image of her in a tux. With wine, too, when you show up at a party, who doesn't want to hear oohs and aahhs when you walk through the door? You could, of course, wear a tuxedo, or, you could bring this gorgeous, sleek magnum of one of the finest rieslings ever made. It's an off-dry Spätlese showing concentrated notes of apple, white peach and honeysuckle. Its electric acidity means this is one for the ages. The bottle may capture everyone's attention, but the wine will steal your heart.

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Riesling

Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the delightful honeyed, flinty flavors that the best sweet Rieslings have always displayed. Alsace, of...

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