Riesling Spätlese Ürziger Würzgarten Weissekapsel 2017


Riesling Spätlese Ürziger Würzgarten Weissekapsel

Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
QmP ou Prädikatswein
Riesling 100 %
Closure type
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

The "Ürziger" site is traditionally considered to be a specialty among the Middle Mosel vineyards due to its red iron-rich soil mixed with fine slate. This gives the grapes grown here a totally distinctive character, with spice and opulent fruit as well as a crisp, hearty acid backbone, which produces a tremendous full-bodied wine when combined with emphatic residual sugar, particularly in the Spätlese wines.

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 Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese (White Capsule) is impressively complex, lush yet pure and refined on the palate. It has a bright citrus and stony aroma with herbal and lemon characteristics. The finish is long, intense, concentrated, juicy and is highly elegant and superbly balanced. The White capsule indicates that this wine is in the drier style.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 94 points -

June 2019

The 2017 Riesling Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese (White Capsule) is clear, fresh, precise and surprisingly coolish on the intense and concentrated nose with its crunchy slate, herbal and lemon aromas. On the palate, this is an impressively complex, lush yet pure and refined Würzgarten with a long, intense, concentrated and juicy finish with lingering, stimulating lemon and slate flavors. It's still young, but you can already drink it. Beware, though, you'll be wasting its potential.

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