Emrich-Schönleber, Rivaner trocken, 2007

Emrich-Schönleber, Rivaner trocken, 2007

Very pale colour; a few tiny bubbles. The nose is very closed at first, some mineral, flowery notes; later also aniseed. A seriously dry wine, the Emrich-Schönleber combines strong, sharp dry acidity with vegetable notes, a hint of liquorice and a broadside of bitterness.

This is a serious wine with character and some class. While I appreciate wines with attitude, this one leaves a certain heartburn sensation on my palate that forced me to give up soon. I am sure there is someone out there who, especially with the right food, will appreciate this wine. However, that someone is not me.


Submitted by torsten Wednesday, 29/07/2009

The Rivaner is holding up very well after almost four days in the fridge. You have to give the winemaker credit for creating a wine in the entry level stage that lasts that long without suffering in the least taste-wise. Sadly, that does not recommend it to me as it still feels quite bitter.