Spindler Sauvignon Blanc 2018
The Spindler family has been making wine in the Pfalz since Sontag Spindler settled in the Pfalz in 1680, now headed by Markus Spindler. Historically, the wines of the Pfalz are some of the most expensive and prized wines coming out of Germany. A Pfalz wine was served at the opening ceremony of the Suez Canal in 1869!
Forged from the intensely mineral soils comprised of limestone, sandstone, and volcanic black basalt, his wines are razor-sharp, desert-dry, and pungently aromatic.
This very well may be the most linear, precise Sauvignon Blanc to grace our tasting table. Bursting with juicy guava, key lime pie, and starfruit, its shot of spritzy acidity is like jumping in a frigid alpine mountain lake. The dry finish is like licking a 9-volt battery, accompanied by bubbly acidity, Thai lime leaf, basil, and passionfruit.
If you find yourself scratching your head at the notion of "minerality" or "terroir," this is your "aha" moment!