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Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Spätlese Riesling 2016 – The Answer to What to Drink in Summer

Schäfer-Fröhlich, Bockenauer Felseneck Spätlese Riesling 2016, Nahe, Germany, Wine Casual

Schäfer-Fröhlich, Bockenauer Felseneck Spätlese Riesling 2016, Nahe, Germany

Tasting Note: This spätlese riesling is the answer to what to drink in summer when you want a wine that’s refreshing and low alcohol so you can enjoy more of it.

Pale-intensity lemon in color with tiny bubbles, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of green apple, pear, lime zest, quince, white peach and golden apple with hints of lychee.

On the palate the dry, the off-dry, medium-plus spätlese riesling has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a long finish.

The wine is bright and sunny with complexity running throughout the length of the taste.

Bottle Note: Winemaking tradition at Schäfer-Fröhlich goes back over 200 years but took a serious upswing when Karin Schäfer married Hans Fröhlich in 1971. 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.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $33 (I paid $33)
Alcohol: 7.5%
Importer: Cellars International Inc., Carlsbad, California
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: May 22, 2022

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