Riesling 'Seligmacher' 2013, Fricke, Rheingau, Germany
Eva Fricke grows Riesling on the steep slopes of Lorch in the Rheingau, on slate and quartz soils that produce scintillating wines. Her experience spans time spent making wine at top estates in Bordeaux, Piemonte, the Hunter Valley, and a long stint making the wines of Leitz in the Rheingau. Her wines possess unerring poise and minerality, playing the role of 'conversion wines' for anyone who hasn't had good German Riesling. This single vineyard gem is a joy, dazzlingly pure, aromas of white peach, a palate oozing zesty grapefruit, with a lipsmacking finish that is just off-dry but beautifully balanced. A star of modern German winemaking.