92 points Wine & Spirits
"Ursula Schneider is the ninth generation to run this 200-year-old estate, farming 37 acres with her husband, Steffen Müller. This bottling, from a limestone-based vineyard in the southern end of Nierstein, is racy and elegant, driven by a lovely, sparkling acidity. As brisk as it is, the limey fruit feels plump and juicy, lasting for minutes after each sip." Best Buy
Vinous Reverie Notes
Albrecht Schneider’s maxim has always been absolute devotion to his vineyards and wines, whilst marketing was considered less important. He had to take over the “reigns” at an early age in 1967 after his apprenticeship at the Langwerth von Simmern estate, and even in those early days, he realized that only healthy soils could allow the cultivation of fine wines, and began with interrow crops while modernizing from horse to special light tractor. The estate has been owned by the Schneider family for 7 generations, and today at vintage time, three generations are at work. Much of the estate’s 12+ acre property in the Patterberg vineyard site is planted to Riesling. Red sandstone soils are predominant in the best sites that yield rich and spicy wines. Riesling thrives in the rocky and lime-driven chalk soils. Tasting Notes: This has an enticing and delicate floral notes to the luscious berry and dark current flavors. The finish exudes ripe apricot flavors and hints of cream. Food Pairing: A perfect match for strong Indian and Asian spiced dishes. Also fantastic with a spiced duck leg, dishes with acidic sauces, roasted vegetables and soft cheeses.