December 1, 2013 | News | Wines of the Month

2012er Dr. Hermann Erdener Prälat Riesling Auslese GK

The 2012 vintage suited the Erdener Prälat well. This allowed rising star Christian Hermann (Weingut Dr. Hermann) to produce a superb Auslese GK from this great vineyard.

Erdener Prälat - Tiny greatness

Many times over the last years, we have heralded the greatness of the Erdener Prälat, a tiny vineyard producing splendidly rich yet highly elegant wines. We published a detailed article on the Erdener Prälat vineyard, including on its situation, history, terroir, producers as well as a complete set of tasting notes, in Issue No 10.

Yet again a superb Auslese GK at the hands of Weingut Dr. Hermann

Overall, the 2012 vintage suited the Prälat aromatics and structure. This allowed two rising stars in the Mosel, Stefan Erbes (Weingut Karl Erbes and Christian Hermann (Weingut Dr. Hermann), to produce some stunning expression of Erdener Prälat refined opulence. While for the Karl Erbes Estate, this is a first (it is its debut vintage), this is yet another great "boytris Auslese" by the Weingut Dr. Hermann, which has developed quite a reputation on these wines.

You can find out more about the superb collection by the Dr. Hermann Estate in Issue No 23 (Oct 2013) with Part II of our extensive 2012 Vintage Report. This issue is available to subscribers on simple request. Not yet a subscriber? You can become one, free of charge, by simply registering yourself here below.


Dr. Hermann

Erdener Prälat Riesling Auslese GK

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This includes 30% of botrytis and was harvested at 115° Oechsle. It delivers a highly complex and multi-layered nose with great freshness and purity despite the ripe fruits, mango, pineapple, whipped cream and floral touch. The wine coats the palate with creamy and intense flavors. Yet, at the same time, it reveals a most airy, pure and zesty side in the super long finish. This combines great complexity with the fascinating airiness of great Prälat bottlings. This is a splendid Auslese GK! 2022-2052

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