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Lithos

weingueter.jpgPhoto: Deutsches Weininstitut
Barrique cellar of a German winery

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The rating of the wine reflects the mean value from a tasting by our jury.
The wine was evaluated in a blind tasting.
The wine was tasted as a barrel sample or before an official test number (Amtliche Prüfungsnummer or Staatliche Prüfnummer) was issued.
In our tasting, the wine exhibited a qualitative defect or a wine fault. Depending on the type and severity of the defect or wine fault, the wine was downgraded or rejected.

Lithos

Am Weinberg 78 • 55430 Oberwesel • Germany
Phone: +49 6744 9491031
Internet: www.weingutlithos.de • E‑mail: info@weingutlithos.de

WinewhitedryRiesling

2018 Engehöll Bernstein Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Mittelrhein • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 1677049 3 19 • 12.5 % alcohol

14

Tasted on 14 January 2020 by our jury

16

Tasted on 14 January 2020 by Werner Elflein

15

Tasted on 3 September 2019 by our jury

16

Tasted on 3 September 2019 by Werner Elflein

15

Tasted on 10 August 2019 by Werner Elflein

Christos Christian Theodoropoulos' Riesling seems to pull out almost all the stops in order to avoid evaluation. Only the lemon-yellow colour of the wine is unambiguous. But already at the bouquet it seems as if during the 72 hours in which we observe its development, it will take on almost all possible states of taste. From citrus aromas to nutty notes and liquorice, everything seems to be there, so we cannot find a descriptive text that does any justice to this wine. In the mouth it presents itself to us as a typical cool climate Riesling. A fine acidity, substance and length are recognizable. We therefore regard the adjoining evaluation only as a rough thumb bearing.

15

Tasted on 11 August 2019 by Werner Elflein and Ioulia Elflein under four eyes

WinewhitedryRiesling

2018 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Mittelrhein • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 1677049 2 19 • 13 % alcohol

15.5

Tasted on 10 September 2019 by our jury

15.5

Tasted on 10 September 2019 by Werner Elflein

15

Tasted on 5 September 2019 by Werner Elflein

Bright, luminous lemon yellow. Fruity bouquet of stone fruit and apricot. In the beginning still quite much carbonic acid. Cool fruit, surprising acidity, shows suspense and draught on the palate. Very good length. Requires some air.

15

Tasted on 6 September 2019 by Werner Elflein and Ioulia Elflein under four eyes

Winewhiteoff-dryRiesling

2018 Engehöll Goldemund Riesling Qualitätswein feinherb

Germany

Mittelrhein • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 1677049 6 19 • 12.5 % alcohol

15.5

Tasted on 14 January 2020 by our jury

16.5

Tasted on 14 January 2020 by Werner Elflein

WinewhitesweetRiesling

2018 Riesling Auslese

Germany

Mittelrhein • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 1677049 8 19 • 8.5 % alcohol

15.5

Tasted on 28 January 2020 by our jury

16

Tasted on 28 January 2020 by Werner Elflein

16

Tasted on 16 October 2019 by Werner Elflein

Lemon yellow. Clear nose with a fine pineapple scent. Juicy fruit fullness, yet light on the palate. Elegant acidity, very good length.

16

Tasted on 17 October 2019 by Werner Elflein and Ioulia Elflein under four eyes

WinewhitedryRiesling

2017 Engehöll Bernstein Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Mittelrhein • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 1677049 2 18 • 12.5 % alcohol

16

Tasted on 10 September 2019 by our jury

16

Tasted on 10 September 2019 by Werner Elflein

16.5

Tasted on 23 August 2019 by Werner Elflein

Pale yellow with white gold reflections. Slightly reductive, cool citrus scent. On the palate with earthy and stony notes, changing between floral and spicy aromas. Ethereal component. Fine and elegant. Very good length.

16.5

Tasted on 24 August 2019 by Werner Elflein and Ioulia Elflein under four eyes

WinewhitedryRiesling

2017 Riesling Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Mittelrhein • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 1677049 1 18 • 12 % alcohol

15.5

Tasted on 10 September 2019 by our jury

15

Tasted on 10 September 2019 by Werner Elflein

15.5

Tasted on 23 August 2019 by Werner Elflein

An extraordinarily good Riesling of the entry class, which is hardly inferior to the vineyard wine from the Engehöller Bernstein. Pale yellow with white-golden reflections. Cool scent of yellow apple and Williams pear. Convincing on the palate with expressive minerality and a mature, excellently integrated acidity. Very good length.

15

Tasted on 24 August 2019 by Werner Elflein and Ioulia Elflein under four eyes

WinereddryPinot Noir

2017 Spätburgunder Qualitätswein trocken

Germany

Mittelrhein • Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g. U.)

Amtliche Prüfungsnummer 1677049 11 19 • 12.5 % alcohol

14

Tasted on 8 October 2019 by our jury

15

Tasted on 8 October 2019 by Werner Elflein

14

Tasted on 29 September 2019 by Werner Elflein

Bright purple garnet. Very unconventional Pinot Noir, which shows pronounced apple aromas in the nose and would therefore be a perfect candidate for a black glass tasting. On the tongue and palate, however, it is completely different: delicate roast flavours, red berry aromas, sweet fruit, but also with a slightly acidic component. Good length.

15.5

Tasted on 30 September 2019 by Werner Elflein and Ioulia Elflein under four eyes

We often have doubts as to whether our methodical approach of observing wines over several days for a well-founded evaluation does not overshoot the mark a little. In most cases, our four-eyes-review does not bring any new insights. But there are wines that are worth waiting for. The Spätburgunder from the Lithos winery is such a case. Although already tasted on the first day in numerous variants (without aeration, with aeration, in the Ovarius decanter), it only reveals itself to us after more than 24 hours in the open bottle. The apple aromas perceptible on the previous day now clearly recede, a soft berry note now dominates the nose and continues on the palate. All in all, the wine now appears much more coherent. We reward this development with an accordingly clear adjustment of our score.