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2017 Willi Schaefer Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese #17

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March 3, 2024 - $41

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

...ton of floral and peachy charm on the nose...playful personality...long lemon, gooseberry and mineral finish.

94Vinous / IWC

Ripe pear and apple are seductively garlanded in freesia and honeysuckle on an utterly enticing nose. These transform on a delicate, subtly creamy palate into luscious fruit succulence and seductive liquid perfume. Piquant hints of apple and pear seeds serve for understated counterpoint and salinity lends salivary stimulation on a wafting, consummately refreshing and memorably persistent finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

This sings! Like a bird out the cage. Filigree-glass acidity, sparkling with life. Coriander and green peach and honey and lime. Long long long. Thrilling.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.