90+ Cellars - Riesling Lot 66
The Mosel River winds its way northeast from the Vosges Mountains of France until it joins Germany's Rhine. Above this twisting waterway is a magnificent patchwork of vineyards and ancient castles that cling to steep, verdant hillsides. In this fairy tale land the world's best Riesling is made.
The grapes are picked from vines grown in predominantly slate soils on steep slopes throughout the Mosel Saar Ruwer valleys. To be qualified as “steep slopes” 100% of the fruit must come from classified vineyards which have an incline of at least 30%. In this area of Mosel, the average incline of vineyards is 45%. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel, resulting in a crisp, off-dry style Riesling.
Fragrant aromas of white peach, nectarine and Bosc pear backed by pastoral scents of hay or straw. Slightly sweet and refreshingly juicy, you may just be inclined to sip it faster than a Maybach on the autobahn.