Prinz Riesling Rheingau Trocken 2019

pts
James Suckling
  • Organic and Biodynamic
SKU
PRTR201910 UCAU
$36.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$36.00 Per item
Fred and Sabine Prinz and their estate is indeed a revelation. It started as the archetypal “garage estate” when Fred started making small batches of wine under the house in 1991, whilst he was the full-time winemaker at the Kloster Erberbach estate. By 2004 they had their own plots, and Fred started nurturing the vines and making his wine as a full-time vocation. The 9.2ha estate is totally organic and Fred makes wines that have the flavour intensity from perfectly grown, “low-yield” and carefully-ripened grapes, combined with texture from skin-contact maceration. The deep concentration and slight chewy texture of the wines is offset by the extreme precision thanks to the high-altitude sites that are set back from the Rhine. In these locations the cooler temperature gives grapes that retain acidity and have more focus.
Fred and Sabine Prinz and their estate is indeed a revelation. It started as the archetypal “garage estate” when Fred started making small batches of wine under the house in 1991, whilst he was the full-time winemaker at the Kloster Erberbach estate. By 2004 they had their own plots, and Fred started nurturing the vines and making his wine as a full-time vocation. The 9.2ha estate is totally organic and Fred makes wines that have the flavour intensity from perfectly grown, “low-yield” and carefully-ripened grapes, combined with texture from skin-contact maceration. The deep concentration and slight chewy texture of the wines is offset by the extreme precision thanks to the high-altitude sites that are set back from the Rhine. In these locations the cooler temperature gives grapes that retain acidity and have more focus.

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

James Suckling

A very cool customer with a strong, northerly personality, this has tons of wild-berry and herb character. Great mineral drive at the very crisp, long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.