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"Delightfully stimulating" Vinous

"Lush, very elegant Riesling fruit, mineral character & a lot of salt, finesse & purity" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Try alongside juicy barbequed pork marinated in lime juice

Weingut Fritz Ekkehard Huff Orbel Trocken Riesling 2016 (Germany)

$43.99p/Btl
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Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points
Weingut Fritz Ekkehard Huff Orbel Trocken Riesling 2016 (Germany)

Weingut Fritz Ekkehard Huff Orbel Trocken Riesling 2016 (Germany)

The name is probably derived from the medieval word Ölbel, which means "strong guy". And indeed the Orbel wines are rich and charming in their own way...
$43.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $263.94 6 Btls, $229.51

Accolades

Awarded 91/100 Points

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Nov 2017

Awarded 91/100 Points

James Suckling, Sep 2017

Awarded 90/100 Points

Vinous, May 2018

Description

  • Dry style 
  • Citrus
  • Mineral
  • Fresh finish

"The 2016 Niersteiner Orbel Riesling Trocken has a clear, pure, mineral, deep and concentrated bouquet with crushed stone and citrus aromas. It is a medium-bodied dry Riesling classic with lush, very elegant Riesling fruit, mineral character and a lot of salt, finesse and purity. The finish is clear, fresh and compact, pretty complex and persistent. A very promising Orbel that will improve over the years in the bottle" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Nov 2017

"A little leesy and shy on the nose, but still a sleek and elegant wine with some real minerality. A long finish of crystalline purity. Drink now" James Suckling, Sep 2017

"Scents of white peach and lime anticipate the brightly juicy, piquantly seed- and pit-tinged character that emerges on a paradoxically and alluringly creamy palate. A Nierstein-typical aura of smokiness clings to this wine from nose to tail. The sense of freshness and energy conveyed on the finish is delightfully stimulating, and marine mineral salts serve to activate the salivary glands" Vinous, May 2018

The Orbel is one of the well-known 'Grosse-Gewächs-Lagen' on the Red slope and extends over Schwabsburger and Niersteiner district. It offers the perfect symbiosis of sun-drenched south-facing slope and mineral red soil with sufficient water supply. The name is probably derived from the medieval word Ölbel, which means "strong guy". And indeed the Orbel wines are rich and charming in their own way.

Their family has been growing wine in Schwabsburg since 1700, and the original mixed operation gradually developed into a pure wine-growing business. Christine has been responsible for the development of the wines since completing her degree in viticulture at Geisenheim in 2010. She is supported in this by her husband Jeremy, who moved from New Zealand to Rheinhessen. Master winemaker Ekkehard Huff takes care of the vineyards and the farm, his wife Doris looks after our customers. Christine's and Jeremy's daughters Philippa and Olivia, as well as our dog Donna, ensure a good mood.

They cultivate 9 hectares of vineyards in the Nierstein and Schwabsburg districts. They are their greatest asset, because this is where the wine quality is decided. The steep slopes on the Rote Hang are particularly important for Riesling cultivation. These include Schwabsburg Castle, Pettenthal and Orbel. The stony, red soil with its high mineral content gives the wines density and structure.

Their goal is to produce first-class wines that reflect the origin and our signature. Passionate dedication to wine is just as natural for us as respect for nature. That is why they do not use herbicides and mineral fertilizers. In order to harvest healthy and fully ripe grapes, they invest a lot of manual labour in the care of the vines, including selective harvesting. In the cellar they use natural processes and limit ourselves to the most necessary work steps in order to preserve the original character of the fruit. Because they believe that wines that are as genuine and natural as possible offer the greatest pleasure.

Food Pairing: Try alongside juicy barbequed pork marinated in lime juice.

 

 

 

 

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