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2006 Leitz, Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz, Riesling, Spatlese


Vineyards, Image from Weingut Leitz

After recently trying a 2006 Hexamer Riesling I just had to unscrew a 2006 bottle from Weingut Leitz!  Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz is a vineyard site located on the eastern side of Rudesheim named after the shrine showing Mary Magdalene.  At the top of the hill is the Abbey of Saint Hildegard which originally controlled this vineyard.  The vineyard is located at elevations from 100 to 165 meters with a grade of 13 degrees.  The vines grow on sandy loess soils mixed with gravel and quartzite.  I highly recommend you check out the interactively informative Leitz website.  This wine was purchased from MacArthurs several years ago.  If you have bottles in your cellar than I recommend holding on to them for several more years.  Otherwise I recommend that you try a recent, available vintage.

2006 Weingut Leitz, Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz, Riesling, Spatlese, Rheingau – $20
A Terry Theise Selection imported by Michael Skurnik Wines.  This is a rich yellow color in the glass.  On the first night there was a light spritz with a beam of acidity that immediately made way to rich, creamy fruit with long-lasting ripe flavors, and a little sweet spice with a gravelly texture in the finish.  On the second day, the nose reveals subtle, dark yellow fruits.  This wine was well-balanced, the richness carried throughout by acidiy, almost chewy in texture, it makes you want to drink another glass.  I suspect this will develop for several more years and last quite a while.

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  1. April 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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