Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #5 Riesling 2016

$55

Sweetness in wine can be a controversial topic. It's a term that can mean different things besides the literal measure of sugar. Ripeness and fruitiness can give an impression of sweetness and, furthermore, alcohol itself triggers the sweetness receptors on your tongue. Christoph Schaefer is a master of the tightrope walk to balance the elements of a wine, polished as a gem, shining with brilliance, clarity, and precision. The Schaefer family winery dates to 1121, working only with Riesling from 3 parcels - 4 hectares total. They are happily small and devoted to pure expressions of their vineyard's characteristics. This is achieved not by technical analysis, but through careful farming, tasting berries, and trusting generational wisdom and gut sense to know just when to pick. Farming sites with world class terroir and 100-year-old own-rooted vines helps too. The results are stunning, renowned, and scarce. They have a devoted following that borders on religious, and for a winery that puts out around 2,900 cases per vintage, spread across a dozen wines, this amounts to very little to go around. The 2016 Domprobst here is a classic example of Mosel's finest and a must haveandnbsp;for fans of Riesling or anyone who loves world class white white.

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Ratings on Delectable

Paul Angelillo

In magnum

In magnum

9.4

David Lincoln

Stunning palate of honey, pear, and blue slate.

Stunning palate of honey, pear, and blue slate.

9.3

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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