Breakthrough Artist of the Month: Eve Fricke
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Eva Fricke Riesling Rheingau Trocken, Germany.
This wine is all you could ask for in a drier Riesling with terroir driven flavors of the hills above Rudesheim and the soils that made them unique. The nose is citrus and tropical blossoms with hints of apple skin and slate-like minerals leading to a crisp and lean palate of white peach, green apple, apricot and pineapple/tropical fruits. A blast of citrus and stones comes through keeping the fruit in check and leaving an acidic freshness and lime note. I could drink this wine every night! Over the next few years it should develop nicely allowing classic petrol fumes and filling out a bit, even if I suggest drinking it now. I imagine it would be perfect with shellfish. Eva Fricke is the vineyard manager at Leitz, a world famous domaine and she is an expert in the field, she knows her soils, as well as now adding her name to the list of stars to watch, producing outstanding handcrafted wines! Bravo.
($18 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
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