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Eva Fricke, Lorchhauser Seligmacher Riesling Rheingau 2018

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93 points Wine Spectator

92+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"From vines up to 120 years old, the 2018 Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling offers an intense and open bouquet of super ripe and dried white seed and raisin fruits intermixed with flinty, crystalline and mineral stony slate notes, even lemon aromas after a while in the glass. Round, lush and generous on the palate, this tight and salty mineral, precise and fresh Riesling develops a long and tensioned, piquant and salty finish. Bottled with 12 or 13 grams of residual sugar and 11% alcohol. Tasted from AP 6 19 in June 2019."

Jancis Robinson
"Grey slate with quartzite. Both selected yeast and spontaneous ferment in tank. Seven months on lees. Old vines (50+ years).

Still quite a bit of dissolved CO2 in this young wine. More mineral on the nose than the Schlossberg and more precise and intense on the palate. Definitely off dry but beautifully balanced with sweet citrus and lively acidity. Impressive persistence and should age very well. For now it is slightly sweet/sour and needs time. Long, minerally/spicy aftertaste. 17.5/20 points. (JH)"

Vinous Reverie Notes
1er Cru. Grey slate with a lot of quartzite. Single vineyard – translation “heaven maker”. Older vines, some over 50 years old. Fermented in tank, 6 months on lees. Fermentation and viticulture follow organic and vegan guidelines.
Eva Fricke was born in a small village in Lower Saxony the daughter of two doctors. Her passion for wine originated during a practical training in the vineyards of South Africa. Upon returning to Germany, Eva studied viticulture and oenology in Geisenheim, where she graduated in 2001. During her studies, she worked at several vineyards around the world including Château Cissac in Hâut-Médoc; Schloss Johannisberg in the Rheingau; Castello di Verduno in Piemont; Dominio de Pingus in Ribera del Duero in Spain; and Pepper Tree in Hunter Valley in Australia. After graduation, Eva worked at Tatachilla, McLaren in southern Australia. In 2002, she returned to the Rheingau where she worked as assistant manager for J.B. Becker. In 2004, she changed jobs and started to work for Johannes Leitz, where she was the vineyard manager and the operations manager. Also in 2004 Eva decided to start her own vineyard project. To successfully fulfill this goal, she started extra-occupational management studies at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, and finished that degree in June 2007. In 2006, Eva produced her first vintage from the Krone vineyard in Lorch. In May 2008, Eva moved to Kiedrich, where her winery, Weingut Eva Fricke, is located today. She now works 10 hectares in Lorch, Lorchhausen and Kiedrich. In 2011, Eva Fricke was nominated as “rising star” in der Feinschmecker.


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