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2015 Weingut Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Fahrlay Riesling Trocken Reserve #8

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March 10, 2024 - $41

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RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

...very pure and smoky nose with herbal aromas and clear, well-concentrated fruit that is still in the background. Fresh and piquant, with firm tannins and challenging minerality, this is a pretty austere and exacting Riesling with a firm but still a bit drying finish.

95James Suckling

Still slightly funky from the very long lees contact, but this is a stunning dry Mosel with beautiful peaches...very long and mineral finish...

93Vinous / IWC

Almond, pistachio, iris, gentian, white peach and grapefruit combine for an enticing nose and a correspondingly multifaceted palate impression... What a formidable finish it displays!

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

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.