Dr. Heyden Oppenheimer Sacktrager Riesling Spätlese 2018 can be regarded as one of the best vintages this Century so far. The weather conditions were ideal with early flowering, sufficient moisture and long Summer months culminating in ideal conditions during the harvest time in September. Due to the fine conditions, the grapes were fully-ripened, aromatic and 100% healthy without noble mould, and with fine crisp acidity. The grapes were harvested at “Auslese” ripeness of 102 Oechsle (24.6 Brix), natural sedimentation before fermenting cool in stainless steel tanks at 18C (60F).
TASTING NOTES: It displays an appealing bouquet of ripe apricots with lemon zest. On the palate, it is juicy with balanced acidity and a hint of salty minerality from the limestone soils.
VARIETAL: 100% Riesling