Weingut Würtzberg Serriger Würtzberg Riesling Spätlese ‘T’

The grapes for this classic Saar Riesling Spätlese were harvested in the wholly-owned Serriger Würtzberg Große Lage vineyard, which is considered to be one of the most spectacular sites in the Saar valley.

This Würtzberg Spätlese was fermented spontaneously in stainless steel tanks. Afterwards the wine was left ‘sur lie’, with the finished wine left to sit on the yeast lees for a more intense extraction of flavours, which has resulted in a wonderfully complex wine.

The nose is of fresh lime with a hint of grapefruit, together with a touch of herby spiciness and is a very typical example of the wines produced by the Würtzberg estate.

“This wine is strongly marked by long contact with the lees. It throws off that cloak rather quickly revealing a firm core and a long, almost electric finish.” (James Suckling; 91 points)

Classification Lagenwein (Serriger Würtzberg)
Taste Dry
Grape Variety Riesling
Yield 45 hl/ha
Exposure Riverside, south-facing steep slop
Soil Slate
Vinification Spontaneous ferementation in stainless steel and large wooden barrels
Alcohol 11.5 %
Residual Sugar 14.6 %
Total Acidity 8.4 g/l
Recommended Drinking Temperature 8-10 °C (46-50 °F)
Optimum Drinking 2018-2021

The Serriger Würtzberg Spätlese ‘T’ suits a wide range of cuisines, from beef roulade to Mediterranean-style fish dishes, such as bouillabaisse, but also goes well with chicken satay and various vegetable-based dishes.

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