We highlight a great dry wine made in this light and elegant dry style that suits the Mosel so well.
2011 turns out to be a lovely vintage with loads of highly aromatic wines with mild acidity. This type of vintage is ideal for dry Riesling and it is therefore not a surprise that this style of wine proved particularly success this year! You can read more about it in the current Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 19 (July 2012), which covers this vintage extensively.
In less than two years, Maximilian von Kunow has brought new life to the historic von Hövel Estate, adding purity and finesse to the wines without however compromising the legendary "drinkability" that has been the foundation of the Estate's success over the past decades.
Few wines epitomize all the good side of dry Mosel Riesling combined with the lovely side of 2011 as much as the Estate's Spätlese Trocken R.
The gorgeous 2011er collection by Weingut von Hövel was reviewed in the Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 19 (Jun 2012).
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Oberemmeler Riesling Spätlese Trocken "R"
The Spätlese Trocken “R” is made from clean fruit harvested in the Rosenkamm, a former Class I single vineyard which forms part of the otherwise quite humble Oberemmeler Rosenberg. This is a gorgeous dry wine which is all about delicacy, finesse and subtlety. It opens up to subdued flavors of lime, passion fruit, apple and white flowers. This gives way to a delicately racy feel on the palate, which is balanced out by a great touch of smoothness in the finish. The feeling in the after-taste is flowery and airy and yet incredibly long. This is a far cry from the baroque style of many GG wines today, but it is no less good! Now-2017
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