Non-VDP Riesling – Spätlese & Auslese


For the background to this tasting, see Non-VDP Riesling – entry-level & premium trocken. For more tasting notes and articles, see Germany 2011 – the guide.

2011 is the kind of vintage that one would have expected to showcase the styles of Spätlese and Auslese and we were not disappointed by the general standard of wines that were submitted. There were some really superb examples in both categories. Interestingly, the two top Spätlesen, Göttelmann, Münsterer Rheinberg and Bamberger, Meddersheimer Altenberg, were both from the Nahe (Bamberger once again shining in the sweeter styles). It has...