2004 Oriel Palatina
Vinography: 9 out of 10 pts
Palatina is named for the royal palace 'Aula Palatina'
built by Emperor Constantine who encouraged the vineyards
in this area to flourish around 300 AD.
Vineyards | Winemaking
From the renowned Scharzhofberger, Kaseler Herrenberg, and Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyards. Low-yielding vines in slate soils on intensely sloped terrain. Native yeasts, slow stainless steel fermentation and gravity flow winemaking to protect the purity of the fruit.
100% Riesling. Picked: November 1–15, 2004.
Aroma: Apricot, peach and grapefruit. Taste: Apple and peach with intense mineral notes and an elegant and racy finish.
Drink by Date
Now through 2014.
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