With its 4,200 ha (10,300 acres), the Nahe is one of Germany’s smaller regions, yet one of the most interesting thanks to its geological diversity. The vineyards stretch from the southern edge of the Rhenish slate mountains into the Nahe’s romantic side valleys marked by bizarre rock formations and lush, green hills. The Hunsrück Hills afford the vines protection from cold winds and excessive rainfall. In all, Rieslings as well as red and white Pinots thrive in the well-balanced climate.
Quartzite and slate predominate in the lower Nahe; porphyry, melaphyre, and coloured sandstone in the central valley, including weathered sandstone, loess, and loam near Bad Kreuznach; and slate, quartzite, and sandstone in the upper Nahe. From these diverse soils come brilliant, longlived wines with a fine spiciness, fruit, and lasting mineral tones. All that has made German wine famous can be tasted in the Nahe.
1. 2011 Schäfer-Fröhlich Nahe Riesling QbA dry
£179.88 case £14.99 bottle
Intensive Riesling aroma, refreshing nose of citrus notes, slim and elegant character. Perfectly incorporated mineral notes. Grapes from a variety of vineyards within the estate, primarily slate & porphyry soil.
2. 2011 Schäfer-Fröhlich Vulkangestein (Bockstein) Riesling
£219.96 case £18.33 bottle
The nose shows the typical minerality of the vineyard, in addition gentle spiciness and multi layered freshness and taste sensation. All in all a captivating, racy character that will capture your senses.
3. 2011 Schäfer-Fröhlich SCHIEFERGESTEIN (Felseneck) Riesling
£273.84 case £22.82 bottle
It’s all about minerality. On the nose, little fruit, mint and white flowers but expressive stone flavours. The character and ist origin is shown in a straight, lean and crystal clear way. No messing. Red vineyard peaches support the above and some edges make this an extremely versatile and interesting wine. Precision at its finest.
Riesling GC dry
4. 2010 Schäfer-Fröhlich Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Grand Cru dry
Riesling GC dry
£677.76 case £56.80 bottle
Stems from vines older than 40 years in age. The wine forms a perfect mirror image of the warm porphyry soil. Herb aromas are underlined by fine, racy fruit acidity and deep minerality.
5. 2007 Schäfer-Fröhlich Monzinger Halenberg Riesling Spätlese
£328.32 case £27.36 bottle
Exquisite aroma of wild peach, citrus zest, cassis and fine herbs. A superb density and elegance with a minerality that keeps it fresh and inspiring.
6. 2006 Schäfer-Fröhlich Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Auslese (0,375l)
£282.60 case £23.55 bottle
Best vineyard site, perfect ripeness and most selective grape picking which results in a wine with impressive minerality and Riesling aroma. A concentration of fruit and textures with depth. Perfect for aperitif.
Cost per case of 12 – inc. VAT, exc. delivery
(some vintages may vary)
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