Riesling, 2014. Spicy Goat

Riesling, 2014. Spicy Goat

Item #: C0619W1IG
Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Riesling
Vineyard/Appellation: Mosel, Germany
Color: Lucid Gold
Nose: Apricot, Slate, Lime Zest
Palate: Guava, Quince, Lime
Finish: Mesmerizing Fruit, Citrus
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2025/Seafood, Fowl, Light Meats/10.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Our selection reflects so many famous names in the world of wine, it should be considered royalty. Spicy Goat is made at Dr. Fischer Winery in the village of Ockfen, in Germany's Mosel appellation. Dr. Fischer is one of the most prominent estates in Germany. In 2014, owner Nik Weis, the third generation to run the Dr. Fischer estate, partnered with Martin Foradori Hofstatter of J. Hofstatter winery in Alto Adige, considered one of the top wineries in Italy and producer of arguably the finest Gewurztraminer anywhere.

When you get two highly respected winemakers like that together, the expectations are extraordinary, and that's not lost on the proprietors. Their location in Ockfen is considered one of the best in Germany. Slate, granite and almost no real dirt is the finest "soil" in which to grow Riesling. And locals have been doing it here since 975 AD.

There is a hierarchy of very specific regulations that govern German wine. Maybe five or six levels in all. Dr. Fischer sits at the highest echelon. In essence, you are drinking Grand Cru wine at a price that is nothing short of unbelievable.

There are a cadre of wine aficionados who believe Riesling is the greatest grape in the world and comes from no greater place than Germany. Here, the soils are mostly rock, forcing the vines to struggle to find water. But in so doing, the vines absorb the nutrients for great wine.

From the moment the aroma tantalizes the senses with peach, slate and apricot to the exhilarating flavors of the same, but adding lime and quince, you are seduced by a whirlwind of wonderment.

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