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The 2009 vintage allowed to produce some stunningly well balanced Mosel Riesling made in the traditional dry-tasting style.
Manfred Loch at Weinhof Herrenberg produced a glorious collection of wines in 2009, among which this dry tasting Wiltinger Schlangengraben Riesling from old vines (Alte Reben) is certainly a highlight and one of the best of its kind that we have had the pleasure to taste
Wiltinger Schlangengraben Riesling Alte Reben
This is made from very old vines (mostly planted in 1893) situated in the former south-south-east facing Feilser vineyard, the only Saar vineyard directly facing the river. This offers the most wonderful balance and finesse. The aromatics are driven by delicate notes of canned yellow peach, mango, flowers and mint, with some nice smoky notes in the background. The wine is fresh, ample and yet focused on the palate, with vivid but superbly integrated acidity. The finish is essentially tasting dry (despite the 16-18 g/l of residual sugar) and seems endless. This is simply gorgeous! Now-2019
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