2004 Oriel Palatina

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Reviews

Vinography: 9 out of 10 pts

Name Story

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.

Winemaker

Bernward Keiper

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.

Grapes

100% Riesling. Picked: November 1–15, 2004.

Tasting Notes

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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