Single Bottle Sales
Eva represents the new wave of German producer - young, entrepreneurial and full of spirit, she has taken an approach of sustainability to shine new light on the region of the Rheingau, and the world is starting to sit up and take noticed.
After adventuring around the world (including stints at both Tatachilla, Pepper Tree and Dominio de Pingus) Eva settled down as the assistant winemaker to Josef Leitz, one of the areas most celebrated wineries and then within a few short years, had already started producing wines under her very own label (something that isn't the norm in this part of the world). Focusing on the great sites of the Rheingau, in particular the Lorch, Krone and Schlossburg vineyards, Fricke's deft touch has made wines of searing purity and definition.
This Lorcher Krone Riesling, is the pinnacle dry wine from the estate, and is about as good as it gets for the varietal. 98 Points James Suckling, and exceedingly rare, this is the kind of wine you want to be drinking on a hot Australian Christmas day.
A vibrant and ripe nose of apricot, honeysuckle blossom and quince, with a touch of slate minerality. The medium-sweet palate is textural and awash with ripe stone fruit and citrus zest, balanced by laser-like acidity.
This has enormous depth, yet remains so refined with pristine clarity that very few Rheingau wines have. I love the delicate lemon-balm aroma and the grace with which the wine glides over the palate into the almost endless, super-mineral finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.'