Riesling Alte Reben Mosel 2017

MARKUS MOLITOR

Riesling Alte Reben Mosel
2017

Product code
805883
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Germany
Regulated designation
Q.b.A.
Region
Mosel
Varietal(s)
Riesling
Color
White
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Weingut Molitor is one of Germany's greatest wine producers. Markus Molitor took over the winery in 1984, at only 20 years of age. He represents the eighth generation of his centuries-old Mosel winemaking family. The estate is centered in the historic town of Bernkastel, with 37 hectares of spectacular vineyards spread across 15 classic sites from Bernkastel and Graach to Wehlen and Zeltingen. This is viticulture at its most extreme, with very old ungrafted vines (many 100 years old or more)...

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Notes about product

This Riesling is sourced from up to 100-year-old vines from top vineyards between Kinheim and Bernkastel.

Winemaking notes

All Molitor Wines are made by spontaneous fermentation. The use of improving agents or industrial yeasts is refrained from. Molitor wines are fermented at low temperature slowly over months. The wines are then left to lie for several more months on the fine yeast to give them bloom and depth. Alongside maturation in stainless steel tanks, the wines are fermented and matured in large oak barrels to ensure an especially natural flavour.

Tasting notes

The Riesling Alte Reben (Mosel) is bright and intensely scented for a dry Riesling with refreshing lemon and crushed slate aromas. It is highly finessed and elegant on the palate.

*Revues de presse*

Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

June 2019

The 2017 Riesling Alte Reben (Mosel) is a bright and intensely scented dry Riesling with refreshing lemon and crushed slate aromas. On the palate, this is a highly finessed and elegant dry Riesling from up to 100-year-old vines from top vineyards between Kinheim and Bernkastel. This silky-textured Riesling is even finer and purer than the Saar Alte Reben and exhibits more crystalline slate acidity and structure. The finish is enormously long and salty. This Alte Reben is perhaps more sophisticated and Nordic in taste, whereas the Saar is concentrated, lush and more on the sweet side.

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