2015krugerscheurebe2015 Kruger-Rumpf, Scheurebe, Spatlese, Nahe Germany.
I’m currently visiting Germany and the Rheingau, but have dug up some of my summer notes, and from down the Nahe, which I plan to visit is Kruger-Rumpf where Georg Rumpf and family are making some amazing wines and have been for generations, one of my favorites is their brilliant Scheurebe. The 2015 Kruger-Rumpf Scheurebe Spatlese is a gorgeous and flexible white with lots of soul and pleasure showing bright peachy fruit and subtle acidity, though a Spatlese it is not overly sweet on the palate, it’s rich and textured with wonderful balance. While Scheurebe tends to be less vigorous and intense, Kruger-Rumpf’s version is above most and gives an array of detail, charm and complexity to impress anyone. The 2015 vintage in Germany is especially noteworthy and with good reason, the wines are fresh and lively, but with wonderful extract and depth, and this Kruger-Rumpf Scheurebe shines in this vintage with layers of dried honey, mineral, green apple, white plum and tangerine fruits, wet stones and hints of jasmine, lemon oil, saline and ginger. The finish is lightly sweet and dependent with juicy pineapple and nectarine. Again, while not dry, this opulent and seductive wine can pair with many cuisine options including smoked ham, cheeses, Asian fare and would be great with holiday menus. Love this wine, and the new packaging is a major change here and I like it as well. This artisan producer uses native yeasts, good time on the lees and goes for shorter fermentation(s), which they believe adds to the freshness and energy you find in their wines, these are hand crafted and elegant wines, this and all their 2015’s are highly recommended! Drink this Spatlese Sceurebe over the course of the next 3 to 5 years, though it is certainly capable of aging 10 to 15 years.
($24 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive

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