2015LeitzRose2015 Weingut Leitz, Rose of Pinot Noir, Rheingau Germany.
Johannes Leitz’s Trocken Spatburgunder Rose is lively and full of bright mineral and vibrant summer fruit with a tangy crisp character. This vintage has more layers and length, highlighting the year’s potential to be a classic in Germany, but has even more vitality and brisk intensity, it feels almost Riesling like in it’s electric buzz of zesty dry tanginess. The nose starts with flinty stones, steely mineral and rosewater leading to a delicate cascade of sour cherry, watermelon, tangerine/citrus, strawberry essence along with wet rocks, white tea and hint of spice. This Rose shows fine tension and refreshing lip smacking acidity and is seriously fun, it’s a must have wine of the season. Leitz, in an all star year for pink wines around the world has raised his level of quality and pleasure, showing why he is one of the best producers in his era, throughout the Leitz lineup you find exceptional wines for the money and he is one of the most loved personalities in the wine world. Drink this dry Pinot Noir pink over the coming year, imported by Schatzi Wines, it’s a pink to look for!
($18 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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