Riesling Spätlese Nackenheimer Rothenberg
72g/l RS, 8g acid, 9% alc. The sweet Spät from Gunderloch has been one of the core items of the Bowler portfolio since we opened our doors. In 2015 it is practically the perfect Spätlese, ultra-ripe, balletically graceful, and filled with spiced, poached pear flavors and a sense of pure distilled sunshine.
Says Johannes of 2015 : "At the end it was a great vintage that was dancing on the edge for some time due to a very dry first half of the vegetation. With support of the weather gods it turned out to be a great, potentially legendary year."
Says Stephan Reinhardt of the Wine Advocate: "After I finished my tastings of the Gunderloch 2015s I can say that the wines are dreamlike indeed. Gunderloch's 2015s are ripe, intense and powerful, but also vital, full of elegance and tension. The acidity is really fresh due to a high percentage of tartaric acid, but it doesn't taste as acidic as 2014. The alcohol levels are rather moderate, so wine lovers can expect pretty classic 2015 Rieslings at Gunderloch. With the 2015 vintage, Johannes Hasselbach is putting Gunderloch back on the map of Rheinhessen's finest wine producers." Issue #226, The Wine Advocate