Eva Fricke regards herself as part of the new-wave of winemakers, fueling the renaissance of Germany's Rheingau region. Based in the village of Lorch, Eva sources grapes from the Krone, Schlossberg and Seligmacher vineyards (among others), which are famed for their slate and quartzite soils. It is this inherent minerality that Fricke is able to express through her wines, making them truly remarkable and a true reflection of the Rheingau terroir.
The Lorcher Trocken Riesling 2017 is made up of grapes from the Krone, Schlossberg, Bodental and Kapellenberg vineyards. As a village wine, it's a great way to experience Eva's wines without having to fork out for her more premium, single-vineyard expressions. A wine of purity and finesse.
Bright citrus and deeper stonefruit aromas, with a smoky/flinty character, and of course, that trademark minerality. The palate is crisp and clean, with crystalline focus and lengthy mineral-laden, almost saline, finish.
A stunning village wine that is brimming with lemons, licorice and a hint of funk from wild ferment. This sleek yet highly structured dry riesling has intense mineral freshness and crystalline purity at the brilliant finish. From organically grown grapes.
JULIA HARDING MW - JANCISROBINSON.COM
Fruit from Kapellenberg, Bodental, Schlossberg and Krone on slate and quartzite soils. Part spontaneous ferment. Seven months on lees in tank.Rich, deep ripe citrus on the nose with a stony/smoky/dusty overlay like a fine mist over the fruit. Super-tangy lemon and apricot fruit, broader in the mouth than the Rheingau Riesling, the flavours travelling to the entire palate rather than just in a straight line down the middle. A little hint of the smoky/herbal character of spontaneous ferment and also a definite textural grip that would make this a great food wine but is not so obvious that you couldn't drink it alone. Like all Eva Fricke's wines, this has immense length. Juicy, mouth-watering dry finish.' 17 / 20 Points