Heinrich Spindler

Pfalz | Forst

In 1620, Sontag Spindler left Burgundy for the Pfalz to purchase vineyards, including parcels in some of the world’s most exalted vineyards — namely Kirchenstück. His descendant, Heinrich Spindler, went on to found the Spnidler estate. Markus Spindler, great-grandson of Heinrich Spindler, now leads the 20 ha, organically farmed estate. Riesling is the star here, on limestone, colored sandstone, and basalt soils and in a range of Pfalz microclimates. From his everyday bottlings to the Grosse Lagen, the wines are tactile, focused, detailed, and decidedly dry. They are about nuance and purity over power, grace and precision over opulence.

Heinrich Spindler 2015 Kirchenstück Riesling Grosse Lage

The important thing to note is that the best wines from Kirchenstück—though typically ripe—are not the most full-bodied wines in the Pfalz. Instead, they are a dialectic of finesse and complexity— elegance and power—“juiciness” and structure. Kirchenstück is opulent and juicy, maintaining a sense of freshness and piquant spiciness.

  • 2015
  • Riesling
  • Grosse Lage
  • Germany
  • Pfalz
  • Mittelhaardt
  • Organic
  • Kirchenstück
  • East, southeast
  • Basalt, sandstone, lime detritus, clay
  • 100% stainless steel
  • 6.5
  • 750 ml

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