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Bischofliche Trittenheimer Apotheke Spätlese

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2007

Bischofliche Trittenheimer Apotheke Spätlese

Riesling

Mosel, Germany

Alc. 10 %

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$44.99
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$35.49
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Bischofliche Weinguter Trier have maintained their centuries-old winemaking traditions in their current processes. Their history comes from a merger of three major wineries in 1966 - Bischöfliches Konvikt (est. 1840), Bischöfliches Priesterseminar (est. 1773), and Hohe Domkirche (est. 1851). The goal of this winery, nestled in the heart of Trier, is to create unparalleled Riesling wines with elegance, finesse and depth.

A crucial component of creating these memorable wines lies within the diversity of the 98 hectares of vineyard, offering legendary, steeply sloping sites. With single vineyards on the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer rivers you can taste history and nature in each drop. Mosel wines reflect the region in which they were grown - in part, on extremely steep, slate slopes, and on the reverse, amid overgrown vegetation and rolling hills. These opposing qualities are brought together in perfect harmony to create a fine Riesling. Enjoy at 8-10 C today, or before 2021.

Look

Glimmering, bright sunshine yellow, verging on light gold at its deepest core.

Smell

If it were appropriate to wear wine as a perfume, we would! Delicate floral notes are balanced by ripe tropical fruits covered in sugar - candied pineapple and dried mangos. Hints of petrol elude to its age, but the freshness of the aromas have you bamboozled into thinking it is younger!

Taste

Even after a decade of being in bottle, there is an ample, bright acidity greeting you at first sip. Loads of tropical fruit - pineapple, mango, and passionfruit are accompanied by hints of lilac and hibiscus florals. The round mouthfeel is lush and rich, with the sweetness balanced by the zippy acidity on the front of the tongue and in the finish. There is nothing cloying about these flavours, which tells us that you could cellar for another few years.

Pairing

Typically Spätlese is suggested for spicier dishes, like curries or Szechuan, or seafood and smoked meats. But don't be shy to pair out of the comfort zone, meat like pork and even venison will also work well!

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