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Spätlese is a German wine term for a wine from fully ripe grapes, the lightest of the late harvest wines and literally means 'late harvest'. The grapes are picked at least seven days after normal harvest, so they are riper and have a higher sugar content. They age phenomenally well and are amongst the best wines in the world to drink as they are usually not too heavy or cloying, like many Sauternes from France or Vin Santos from Italy can be.
Named for the abundance of hares that populate the area, Hasensprung is situated to the north-west of the village of Oestrich-Winkel close to the Rhine river and about 30 kilometers west of Frankfurt. The vineyards are dominated by small, rolling hills and due to the cooling effects on the rolling hills, many micro-climates exist within the Hasensprung area. Winkeler Hasensprung's wines have great pedigree and the 2012 vintage of this wine won a Silver medal at the International Wine and Spirits competition.
Because of the higher sugar content, dessert wines age well, are a safer choice and can be divine. This is also an exceptional price for this fine wine!