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This is the earlier picking/younger-vine selection from the Grand Cru Frühlingsplätzchen. For those of you twisted enough to understand German wine law and the VDP, this would be the estate’s “Spätlese Trocken” if they were allowed to label it as such. As with the Grand Cru, the wine is delicate, finessed, very mineral and herbal – it drinks perhaps younger than the denser wines of the Halenberg. It is also not a wine to underestimate. This is a wine that one can cellar and with 5-10+ years it shows the depth of its material.
"The 2020 version of Frütau is excellent, delivering a deep and youthfully complex bouquet of grapefruit, tart orange, lemongrass, wild yeasts, slate minerality, citrus peel, a touch of cress and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full, with a rock solid core of fruit, excellent mineral drive and cut, bright acids and a long, complex and superbly balanced finish. This too deserves some bottle age to fully stretch its wings, but it is going to be excellent wine."-John Gilman