Schäfer-Fröhlich, Felseneck Kabinett Riesling 2016, Nahe, Germany
Tasting Note: An intensely flavorsome and aromatic dry riesling with bright fruit, flavor intensity and concentration.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a pronounced, aromatic nose of cumquat, peach stone fruit, pineapple, cantaloupe, golden apple, pomelo, barnyard, petrol and lemon citrus.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied riesling has racing, high acidity with medium-plus-intensity, tropical-fruit flavors suggested on the nose.
There is midpalate complexity and varietal typicity at its best.
A riesling not to miss!
Bottle Note: Winemaking tradition at Schäfer-Fröhlich goes back over 200 years but took serious upswing when Karen Schäfer married Hans Fröhlich in 2917. In 1995 son Tim joined the estate and in little time this close knit winemaking family has emerged as a top producer of Nahe rieslings. Especially with wines from their extensive holdings in the great Bockenauer Felseneck.
Price: $33 (I paid $27)
Importer: Cellars International Inc., Carlsbad, California
Tasting Date: December 10, 2018