In 1887 in Wiesbaden the firm Walter S. Siegel was formed, by its eponymous founder, principally to sell his own wines from vineyards in Germany. In 1937 Herr Siegel’s son, Hans, formed Walter S. Siegel Ltd, in London with England Test Cricketer Ian Peebles, through which they imported wines from Germany and France and with a “doff-of the-cap” to the Siegel name, the original Siegel brand was born.
Over the last few years, German wines have increased in popularity and wines from iconic growers, introduced to the UK through Walter’s legacy can now be found in trendy restaurants, bars and clubs. The grapes were harvested at the ideal ripeness levels and a philosophy of minimal interference was used to ensure the purity of flavour.
This medium-bodied 2018 Walt Riesling has lovely expressive ripe peach flavours, balanced by a pristine acidity, followed through with some stone fruit, and a hint of apricot & red apples. The length is seriously tasty and instantly prolonged with subtle mineral notes.