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2016 Weingut Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Fahrlay Riesling Grosses Gewachs #20

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February 25, 2024 - $41

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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Refined and mouthfilling, with an electric tension between the mouthwatering acidity and flavors of bergamot, hops and nectarine. Hints of cream and chamomile are introduced midpalate, followed by a long, mineral-infused finish.

91Vinous / IWC

Ripe apple and pear are tinged with anise and grapefruit peel on the forward nose and the creamy yet animatingly juicy palate...finishes with buoyancy and consummate refreshment.

91James Suckling

Bold and firm with lots of licorice and quite a bit of fresh acidity... Good length that is well-supported by some tannins.

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, Grosses Gewächs

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.