Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2018

MAX FERDINAND RICHTER

Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr
2018

Product code
718432
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Germany
Regulated designation
QmP ou Prädikatswein
Region
Mosel
Classification
Kabinett
Varietal(s)
Riesling 100 %
Color
White
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

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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Notes about product

The Sonnenuhr is framed by rugged slate rocks, lending its name to the surrounding vineyards. This extremely steep site is dominated by bluish Devonian clayslate with a very stony character that provides optimal airing for the growth of the vines. South/southwestern exposure further reinforces the idyllic growing conditions in these vineyards, which are watered by runoff from heavily wooded mountains above.

Tasting notes

Ripe, yellow fruit, honey, and elegant floral notes. On palate the taste of pure ripeness, intense mineral notes and a typical, lean structure.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

(93-95) POINTS

Stephan Reinhardt , June 2019

Mostly from very old vines (80 to 90 years old) and vinified partly (one-third) in stainless steel, the 2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett offers a fine, flinty, super sensual, mind-blowing bouquet of perfectly ripe but coolish, precise and even quartzite-like aromas. On the palate, the wine is wide, pure, elegant and energetic—a powerhouse but in the most delicious and delicate way. The palate is complex, opening wide but always precise and very, very long, with great mineral grip and tension but also lush and sensual features. This is a great Mosel Riesling indeed.

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