Battenfeld-Spanier Eisquell Riesling 2020
Battenfeld-Spanier focuses on producing great dry wines from top Rheinhessen vineyards with a minimum of intervention. In doing so they favour the savoury and the mineral over the overtly fruity. Battenfeld-Spanier is a young affair, set up by the ambitious Oliver Spanier in 1993. His vineyards are a further south, centred around the villages of Hohen-Sulzen, Nieder-Florsheim and Molsheim. The estate is run to certified Biodynamic principals and without the use of fertilizer or pesticides. the Battenfeld-Spanier wines are all on limestone. the wines quiver with energy and cool minerality. The estate, run by the young, enthusiastic husband and wife team of Olivier and Carolin, is making some of Germany's most exciting dry wines.