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2016 Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein Hatzenporter Kirchberg Riesling #7 (Screwcap)

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

12 available
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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

12 available
Bid *
Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

91Vinous / IWC

White peach, mirabelle and lime inform an enticing nose and silken palate, and hints of cocoa powder and coffee add a sense of roasted richness...the lusciously long finish remains refreshingly juicy and remarkably transparent to stony and smoky nuances.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Funkissimo on the nose. Sort of burnished gold nose. Very dry finish. And masses to chew on in the middle... Lip-smacking and satisfying.

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, Erste Lage

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.