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2010 Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spatlese, Rheingau, Germany

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Wine Notes

Produced as both Spatlese and Spatlese Trocken, although no clarification appears to be given on the label. Please contact your merchant for more information.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $30   From: $25   To: $35

Search Rank 7685 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 7685th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 7754th

Score: 90.
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
90/100 (18 notes from 11 users )  
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Price History for 2010 Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spatlese, Rheingau, Germany
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Grape Variety: Riesling

Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is - if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed - the world's finest white wine grape variety.

For many, the claim above may seem at odds with the sea of chaptalized, low-quality wine exported from Germany in the late 20th century. In truth, very little of that infamous wine was Riesling at all (Riesling became a scapegoat for higher-yielding grapes such as Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner), but the reputation has nonetheless stuck. No less unshakeable a stereotype is of Riesling as just a 'sweet' grape, used only to make sticky wines. Although founded on a basic truth ( ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Rheingau wine region

    Rheingau is one of the smallest, and yet one of the most important, of Germany's 13 anbaugebeit wine regions. A 20-minute drive west of Frankfurt, it is located (as the name implies) on the Rhine river. The -gau suffix denotes that it was once a county of the Frankish Empire.

    The classic Rheingau wine is a dry Riesling with pronounced acidity and aromas of citrus fruits and smoke-tinged minerality – typically more "masculine" than its equivalent from the Mosel. It is worth noting, however, that the region also produces some of Germany's very finest sweet, botrytized Rieslings, with flavors as exotic as apric ... more

  • Germany wine region

    Germany has a long and illustrious history of winemaking, a fact that is often overlooked due to a period of decidedly lesser glory during the 1970s and 1980s.

    The Romans first established vineyards around Trier on the Mosel river, and by the third century AD plantings had spread to the Mosel and its tributaries. During the Middle Ages the Christian church, particularly the Cistercian and Bened ... more

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