LECHBURG | Riesling | 2020
riesling

LECHBURG_Riesling_2020

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Today we are going to review a single-varietal riesling wine that comes from the Lechinta wine growing area in Transilvania – Riesling 2020 by Lechburg. Riesling must be the world’s most misunderstood grape variety, as the resulting wines are unlike any others – light in alcohol, high in natural acidity, with the ability to transmit the terrior through its extract and unique aromas and, what makes it stand out from the crowd, riesling wines are capable of ageing for decades. Relative to other internationally grape varieties, riesling ripens quite early, so when planted in a hot climate its juice can be overripe and flabby, while in a cool climate it has the chance to stay on the vine late into the autumn, hence the german obsession with late harvest riesling wines. This wine was made by applying the principles of the organic farming, without the use of synthetic chemicals, but rather a range of natural ingredients, that have the role of starters in harmonization of the biological processes in the soil, where they stimulate microbial life. But enough theory, that said and without further ado, let’s move on straight to our tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
color: straw yellow color
clarity: pastel yellow hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & expressive
fruit profile: sweet fruits | stone fruits | dried fruits
__sweet fruits: quince | pear | yellow apple | lemon
__stone fruits: apricot | yellow mirabelle
__dried fruits: dried quince | dried pear
fruit character: overripe & dried

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | herbal | other
__floral: acacia flower | daffodil | marguerite daisy
__herbal: straw grass | hay | meadow  | chamomile
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other: wax | petroleum | honeycomb | rubber 
primary layer: fruity-floral

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: medium+
tannin: none
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: lean | medium

//Taste
fruit profile: sweet fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: floral & herbal
finish: medium+
aftertaste: appealingly-crisp

rate
//Scoring
LECHBURG | Riesling | 2020
variety: riesling
country: Romania | Transilvania
region: Lechinta | Saniacob
rating: 93.6

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | drink now or within the next 2-3 years
verdict: great | a must try wine
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and with a total of 93.6 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is a very crisp and refreshing riesling wine that feels lean, supple and round, with nuanced herbal-petroleum hints on the nose and a very appealing palate. The wine is still in its development phase, therefore we would recommend to drink it today or in the next 2 or 3 years, just make sure you don’t miss the wine’s apogée, as we firmly believe that it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. On the nose the wine showcases a mixture of ripe and overripe sweet fruits in the foreground, followed by some very nuanced, herbal and petroleum hints  in the background. On the palate the wine delivers mouth-watering acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth that is showing through on the mouthfeel, which evolves into a appealingly-crisp aftertaste. All in all, this a very fine and nicely balanced riesling wine, that in its current state lacks maybe just a bit of structure and complexity on the palate – a wine with good varietal typicity of the riesling grape variety, that reminding us of those german, riesling wines from Pfalz and Nahe. Just get one and enjoy it, as it has a very good value for money!

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© The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. Just remember that there are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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