The wine of the month highlighted in November is a gorgeous wine which offers great drinking pleasure.
(image: courtesy Weingut von Hövel, all rights reserved)
The von Hövel Estate produced a very attractive collection in 2010 with plenty of juicy and mouth-watering fruity-styled wines. However, what most impressed us was the very high standards of its off-dry (Feinherb) bottlings.
We feel that the arrival of young Maximilian von Kunow at the Estate's helm is now unlocking the Estate's potential also in this stylistic direction. Among these, we were particularly impressed with the Hütte Feinherb, which offers great drinking pleasure!
Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Spätlese Feinherb
This is a true beauty in the making. The wine is still reduced and needs considerable airing. However, it then rewards the patient ones with a most beautifully balanced and sappy nose of passion fruit, grapefruit and herbs. A hint of exotic flavors then comes through, which rounds off the feel on the palate and balances the well-integrated acidity. The finish is firm, assertive yet retains great presence with a beautiful tartness. This is a great success in the vintage and highly recommended. 2013-2018
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