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 2022 Forster Riesling Trocken

The 2022 Forster is a blend of fruit from all the vineyards above the Weinstarsse—mainly Pechstein, Ungeheuer and Freundstück, with 20% from Forster Stift. Grapes underwent a short maceration and were fermented with a blend of cultured and wild yeasts, selected from Pechstein. 40% of the wine was fermented in neutral cask with the remaining 60% in stainless steel. With the addition of Grand Cru Pechstein and Ungeuheuer, this riesling is much more linear and focused. This wine is compelling, showing lime oil, quince, orange and pink peppercorn.

  • 2022
  • Riesling
  • QbA
  • Germany
  • Pfalz
  • Mittelhaardt
  • Organic
  • Freundstück, Pechstein, Ungeheuer, Stift
  • South
  • Sand, basalt, limestone, clay
  • Stainless steel, neutral cask
  • 750 ml

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