Rausch Riesling Spätlese

Vintage: 2016
AP. No.: 03-17
Soil: Devonian slate and diabase
Harvest Method: 100% hand-picked
Origin of Grapes: 100% estate grown
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels

Tasting Notes:

Smoky, seductive and deceptively delicate, which when given time will shine with all the lacy lightness of the vintage. Lush notes of ripe peach and lemons, and lemongrass open the nose, leading into bright, leaping flavors of the same. Simultaneously dynamic and juicy with an irresistible natural playfulness stretched over a tense slate structure layered with dark spice and a nervy mineral finish. Still closed, indulge it with some time.

Serving Suggestions:

Will shine with anything that creeps and crawls in the sea from crab to scallops; also with pork; or simply a plate of fresh summer berries.


Alcohol: 7.5 % vol.
Residual Sugar: 81.3 g/l
Total Acidity: 8.5 g/l

Awards and Accolades:

Eichelmann: 90 points

Vivum: 93 points

Mosel Fine Wines: 93 points

Gault & Millau: 97 points

Fallstaff: 93 points