2014 Leitz Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spätlese Rheingau (last of vintage) (Previously $22)
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This sandy loess–rich vineyard gave a 2014 that tastes like summer in all its juicy peach and sweet corn flavor. Its sunny disposition make it easy to gulp, but, given time in the glass, the structure becomes more apparent, a broad band of acidity couched in firm, earthy minerality. Enjoy it now, with a corn chowder, and lose a few bottles in the cellar for a few years, too.
Pear, lime and quince deliver a delicate, subtly creamy, chiffon-like impression in this unabashedly sweet but delightfully buoyant and satisfyingly sustained, soothing as well as refreshing bottling.
The Magdalenenkreuz Vineyard is located on the hillside banks of the town of Rüdesheim. The vineyard starts at an elevation of 100 meters and rises to 165 meters in a relatively short distance. It lies directly below the Rüdesheimer Kirchenpfad and Klosterberg. The vineyard has many different soil types, but it can primarily be described as having the sandy loam which give Rheingau Rieslings their power and majesty.