Riesling Spätlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2017

MAX FERDINAND RICHTER

Riesling Spätlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr
2017

Product code
750955
Format
3 x 1500ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Germany
Regulated designation
QmP ou Prädikatswein
Region
Mosel
Classification
Spätlese
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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Tasting notes

Driven by intense and ripe yellow fruit flavours. Harmonious balance of luscious texture, mineral richness and lean, spicy fruit acid. Long lasting aftertaste. Elegant and seductive style.

*Revues de presse*

Mosel Fine Wines

- 94 points -

August 2018

The 2017er Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese was made from fruit harvested at 93° Oechsle on very old un-grafted vines (thought to have been planted in 1890). It immediately shows quite the exotic ripeness of a fine Auslese on the nose as scents of apricot, mango, honeyed orange and spices emerge from the glass. The wine is superbly juicy even if still on the sweet side on the palate. Thankfully, a tickly and juicy acidity whips up the flavors and brings great balance to the very long and focused finish. This quite marvelous expression of a light “drinking Auslese” only needs a decade to fully blossom and develop its full complexity.

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Wine Advocate

95+ POINTS

June 2019

From the very old part of the vineyard that was planted in 1890 and picked with 15% to 20% clean botrytis, the 2017 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese offers a deep, intense and concentrated yet very clear and elegant bouquet of apricot and mirabelle confiture, orange tea and crushed slate. Round, perfectly balanced and elegant on the palate, this is a very complex, long and mature Wehlener Sonnenuhr with a silky-crystalline texture and a seductive, mouth-filling and persistently salty finish. The botrytis gives texture, concentration and expression as well as a good portion of sensuality. This is where Alsace kisses the Mosel. A gorgeous wine.

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