Wine Review: 2009 Weingut Josef Leitz “Leitz Out” Riesling (Rheingau, Germany)

Another clever wine name from winemaker Johannes Leitz of Weingut Josef Leitz.  His “Eins, Zwei, Dry” Riesling, which I reviewed earlier this year, was one of my favorite wines this year. Whereas the “Eins, Zwei, Dry” was dominated by apple and citrus, “Leitz Out” has lots of stone fruit – imagine ripe peaches and nectarines at the peak of summer. Add to that some lime, petrol, and slate and you have a terrific Riesling. Rich, ripe, and nearly full-bodied, the texture is a study of contrasts – soft lanolin and citrusy acidity.  The lime and petrol are central to the clean, lingering, and slightly bitter finish. Though I think this is a wonderful wine, especially for the price, I would have preferred it to be a bit drier. But then again, there’s “Eins, Zwei, Dry” for that.

At Marty’s Fine Wine for $11.99.

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

One Response to “Wine Review: 2009 Weingut Josef Leitz “Leitz Out” Riesling (Rheingau, Germany)”

  1. BenH
    August 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    There is a reason this wine is so cleverly named.  If you dare have a bottle just to yourself, it is, ‘Lights Out’ for you… =)

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