Schafer-Frohlich 2018 Riesling Kabinett Felseneck, Nahe Germany
Both light and succulent, this Riesling is dry and full of lemony freshness. Aromas and flavors of apricots, golden apples, pears, white peach, orange zest and honey, and interestingly a hint of salt. There is Riesling's distinctive Petrol nose with a hint of rose petals as well. Pair with fish, shellfish, pork, veal and rich stews.
Shaefer-Frohlick's Bockenauer Felseneck is a 7.5 hectare vineyard, with soils of Blue Devonian slate, basalt and quartz soils. The average age of the vines here is 36 years old. In 2005, the Gault-Millau/German Wine Guide selected Tim Fröhlich as their newcomer of the year. A few years later in 2010, they chose him as winemaker of the year...the youngest ever. It all began in 1998 when he stepped into a virtually unknown estate, and re-shaped it into one of the top Nahe estates within a very short period of time. Soils in his vineyards are slate and quartz-based. Tim Frohlich is considered among many to be a 'master' of indigenous yeast fermentation. The results are seen in his Grosse Gewachs (Grand Cru) wines, garnering some of the highest scores in Germany. He is also known for his sweet and eisweins (icewines) which are some of the finest in the world.