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 2017 Jesuitengarten Riesling Grosse Lage

In the 1828 classification, this was regarded as the second best site in all of the Pfalz following the Kirchenstück. Here, the typical riesling expression is very intense and tropical: grilled peach, mango and cassis with herbs of mint and tarragon and a slight smoky salinity. This wine also typically shows more "sponti" aromas than any other of the GG sites from Spindler. This wine is not to be missed. Grapes for the Jesuitengarten Grosse Lage are harvested by hand and macerated for ~6 hours each vintage before being fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel. Elevage is carried out in neutral oak stückfass for 6 months with light battonage.

  • 2017
  • Riesling
  • Grosse Lage
  • Germany
  • Pfalz
  • Mittelhaardt
  • Organic
  • Jesuitengarten
  • East
  • Basalt, sandstone
  • 6 months neutral oak stückfass
  • Stainless steel
  • 3.4
  • 750 ml

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