Escherndorfer Lump Riesling Beerenauslese 2017, Horst Sauer
Germany / Franken
Andy's Tasting Notes
Swoon – liquid sunshine! Top league Beerenauslese with a plethora of flavours – apricot, quince, pineapple, caramel, marmalade, barley sugar, cream, sultana, honey, baked apple and butterscotch – it’s all there, I promise!
These wines are never cheap, but should be sampled at least once in a lifetime – just don’t invite too many friends/family to taste it with you!
Price per bottle £59.00
12 in stock
Weingut Horst Sauer is named after its owner. Both Horst and his daughter Sandra (who joined the winery in 2004) are winemakers at their 37 hectare estate in Franken – situated near Wurzburg (between Frankfurt and Nuremberg). Eight different grape varieties are planted, including Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau.
Their vineyards are focused around the ‘Erste Lagen’ (prime) sites of Escherndorfer Lump and Escherndorfer Fürstenberg. Escherndorfer Lump is a steep south-facing slope protected from cold north-eastern winds, with a top layer of limestone-rich soil. Escherndorfer Fürstenberg is an east-facing vineyard which borders the Lump site to the east and west. They also have the exquisite Escherndorf am Lumpen – a ‘Grosse Lage’ vineyard plot (a classification given to the best German vineyard sites) first recorded in 1655. This is on the steepest slopes of the Escherndorfer Lump vineyard where the vines are over 30 years old.
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