Eva Fricke, Riesling Rheingau 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Germany

  • Region:

    Rheingau

  • ABV:

    12%

  • Grape:

    Riesling

  • Grape Blend:

    Riesling 100%

  • Vegan:

    Vegan

  • Organic:

    Organic

  • Winemaker:

    Eva Fricke

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Eva Fricke Riesling Rheingau 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Rheingau cuvée, sandy loess & loam, clay, quartzite, slate, juicy and fruity, apple & peach aromas, dry finish.

Production Notes

The specific characteristics of each site, partially very old vines and nature create the base for our wines each year. The absence of herbicides and pesticides were always part of the philosophy. Cellar work is reduced to a minimum of interference. Our viticulture and winemaking follow the guidelines of organic and vegan standards with certification. We work our old, steep-sloped vineyards by hand only. Strict selection of grapes, gentle pressing und pure vinfication allow us to elaborate expressive, lively and natural wines that stand for their terroir and vintage.

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Producer Profile

Eva Fricke is a young woman who has firmly establishing herself as an �up and coming� winemaker in the Rheingau. The Fricke holding is made up of 5ha, having recently purchased a parcel in Bodthental-Steinberg. Currently Eva produces one wine per vineyard and wants the�terroir�of each site to be expressed rather than the different sweetness levels being the main focus as in most German wines. Growing up in the North of Germany to a family not involved in wine, Eva quickly discovered her love for wine and enrolled at the University of Geisenheim and studied Viticulture and Oenology. She completed placements at several wineries such as Schloss Johannisberg (Rheingau) Pepper Tree (Hunter Valley) + the prestigious Dominio de Pingus (Ribera del Duero) and finally for renowned Weingut Josef Leitz in Rudesheim. All her vines are grown on very steep slopes and range from 15 - 75 years in age which helps them produce naturally low yields of c. 35hl/ha. With her ecological approach to viticulture, it has allowed Eva to avoid reverting to conventional treatments (previously she practiced sustainable viticulture).�All her vines are grown on very steep slopes and range from 15 - 75 years in age which helps them produce naturally low yields of c. 35hl/ha. With her ecological approach to viticulture, it has allowed Eva to avoid reverting to conventional treatments (previously she practiced sustainable viticulture).�Eva�s wines are based on a holistic concept that relies on traditional methods, on intuition, and on time. In the cellar, the natural character of each site and the influence of each vintage are respected. Viticulture and vinfication have followed ecological standards since 2011. In 2015 the domaine entered the certification process by The Vegan Society� and in July 2016 the EU - bio certification. In 2017, she began her first biodynamic practices and from the beginning in 2006, Eva has avoided the uses of any herbicides or pesticides in her vineyards in Lorch. Viticulture and all replanting projects are organized in collaboration with the local nature authorities. The re-cultivation of old vineyards and the conservation of the historic cultural landscape within the UNESCO World Heritage site 'Upper Middle Rhine Valley' with all its nature and bird sanctuaries are a fundamental part of the estate�s philosophy. All wines today are organic including contract grapes from different producers. All of them are like Eva's domaine certified organic and considered as very trustful partners.