Schafer-Frohlich Vulkangestein Riesling Trocken 2021  Front Label
Schafer-Frohlich Vulkangestein Riesling Trocken 2021  Front Label

Schafer-Frohlich Vulkangestein Riesling Trocken 2021

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750ML / 12% ABV
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750ML / 12% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Already in the nose you can feel the location-typical minerality, delicate spice combines with classy complexity and freshness.

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JS 93
James Suckling

The smoked-bacon and cool white-peach nose pulls you into this super-stony dry riesling that’s very sleek, yet ripe through and through. Pronounced cardamon note at the stunningly vibrant finish, which doesn’t want to stop! From vineyards that are 30-plus years old. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification.

RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2021 Riesling Trocken Vulkangestein offers a clear and flinty bouquet of ripe and juicy white and yellow-fleshed peaches, apricots and mirabelles intertwined with flinty notes of crushed rocks. Round and lush but still fresh and piquant, this is a generous but elegant, refined and all-in-all coolish Riesling with ripe yet not all-too-ripe stone fruit aromas and crunchy fruit whose juice is perfectly interwoven with the mineral sound of music.
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Schafer-Frohlich, Germany
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While wine making has been in the family since the 1800's, the winery just recently developed into a rising star over the past few years, adding another estate to the elite in the Nahe region. While father Hans takes care of the vineyards, wife Karin and son Tim are the winemaking team. With a low yield policy (average yield around 50 hl/ha) and the recent acquisition of more great vineyard sites to their holdings, the winery is well on the way to challenge top estates such as Dönnhoff and Schönleber.

The soils in the area consist of Porphyr, Melaphyr, weathered vulcanic rock, and a mixture of red loess, red slate, and blue slate from the devonian age.

While the dry wines are representatives of great quality, the noble sweet wines are among the best of the region. The estate has achieved numerous awards with Gault Millau and other German publications.

The Schäfer-Fröhlich Estate is a member of the VDP Nahe.

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Steep and terraced slopes of a sandstone, porphyry, and slate produce some of Germany’s best Rieslings, which are full of pronounced aromas, spice and mineral.

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Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, this versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Somm Secret—Given how difficult it is to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling from the label, here are some clues to find the dry ones. First, look for the world “trocken.” (“Halbtrocken” or “feinherb” mean off-dry.) Also a higher abv usually indicates a drier Riesling.

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