Riesling Erdener Treppchen Spatlese 2016

MAX FERDINAND RICHTER

Riesling Erdener Treppchen Spatlese
2016

Product code
806670
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Germany
Regulated designation
QmP ou Prädikatswein
Region
Mosel
Varietal(s)
Riesling 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Semi-dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
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About this winery

Situated in the heart of the Mosel's finest vineyards, the Max Ferdinand Richter estate has been in the family for over 300 years. The family owns 48 acres of priceless vines on the magnificent stretch of the river between Erden and Brauenberg including all the best sites: Graacher Himmelreich, Wehlener Sonnenuhr and Brauenberger Juffer and Richter's monopole Veldenzer Eilsenberg. This is quite literally an embarrassment of riches. Richter's vines are sustainably farmed; all grapes are...

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*Revues de presse*

Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

Stephan Reinhardt, April 2018

From the old Busslay plot in the unreconstructed (not flurbereinigt) part of the cru and picked three or four weeks after the Kabinett (according to Constantin Richter), the 2016 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese opens with an intense and concentrated bouquet that doesn't show much primary fruit aromas. Lush, piquant and elegant on the palate, this is a remarkably fine and mineral Spätlese with fine grip and stimulating salinity in the finish. The fruit is ripe, fresh, perfectly healthy and the finish stimulatingly clear, bright and salty-piquant. No botrytis at all. Bottled with roughly 70 grams of residual sugar and 7.5% alcohol.

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Vinous

- 91 points -

David Schildknecht, January 2018

Orange and pineapple are tinged with sage and sassafras on a site-typical nose that anticipates the zest, pungency and sap exhibited on a palate whose glycerol-richness and creaminess point toward the influence of a bit of botrytis. The lusciously lingering finish displays admirable clarity and ample primary juiciness, along with intriguingly site-typical smokiness and crushed stone suffusion. 

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