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Markus Molitor Riesling Auslese Wehlener Klosterberg 1999

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The Molitor family have been making wine at their estate for 8 generations. The home of the winery lies situated above the Moselle in the middle of the Wehlener Klosterberg vineyard, with a view over to the vineyards of Zeltingen. With over 34 hectares of well-sited vineyard, Markus is one of the middle Mosels most important growers. Markus Molitor's vision has been to help restore the wines of the Mosel valley to their former glory, with unmistakeable Riesling wines true to their individual vineyard identity (terroir) and of extreme longevity. Markus Molitor excels at weaving together that incredibly tense and vibrant mix of minerality, acidity, sweetness and ripeness, and has produced a selection of almost sixty wines from numerous vineyards, every possible Pradikat level. Markus Molitor Wehlener Klosterburg Riesling Auslese is a biodynamic wine made from 60% healthy grapes and 40 % Botrytis grapes that were crushed softly and macerated for several hours on the skins. Consequently this Riesling is a wonderfully rich and sweet wine, exuding aromas reminiscent of acacia honey, full ripened peach, mango, flint stone, mace and white pepper. It has a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness, with creamy, clear minerality, and nice slate flavours on the palate. Therefore try pairing with Jerk chicken salad with red onions, green peppers and mint, followed by Tarte of white peach with vanilla-sauce and sorbet of wild berries to make the most of that wonderfully rich sweetness.

Region: Germany » Mosel » Klosterberg

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  • 1999

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Winery: Markus Molitor
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Markus Molitor:
The Markus Molitor winery currently holds 38 hectares of vineyard, of which 4,5 hectares are in the Saar region, making it the largest winery on the Middle Mosel. All the attention is focussed exclusively on three noble grape varieties traditionally associated with the Mosel – 95% Riesling, 3% Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and 2% Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc). Depending on the vintage conditions, an... Read more
The Markus Molitor winery currently holds 38 hectares of vineyard, of which 4,5 hectares are in the Saar region, making it the largest winery on the Middle Mosel. All the attention is focussed exclusively on three noble grape varieties traditionally associated with the Mosel – 95% Riesling, 3% Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and 2% Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc). Depending on the vintage conditions, annual production varies between 200.000 and 300.000 bottles, of which over 90% are of the 0,75 litre size. In addition, around 20.000 bottles of sparkling wine (Sekt) are produced at the estate. Read less

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The Molitor family have been making wine at their estate for 8 generations. The home of the winery lies situated above the Moselle in the middle of the Wehlener Klosterberg vineyard, with a view over to the vineyards of Zeltingen. With over 34 hectares of well-sited vineyard, Markus is one of the middle Mosels most important growers. Markus Molitor's vision has been to help restore the wines of the Mosel valley to their former glory, with unmistakeable Riesling wines true to their individual vineyard identity (terroir) and of extreme longevity. Markus Molitor excels at weaving together that incredibly tense and vibrant mix of minerality, acidity, sweetness and ripeness, and has produced a selection of almost sixty wines from numerous vineyards, every possible Pradikat level. Markus Molitor Wehlener Klosterburg Riesling Auslese is a biodynamic wine made from 60% healthy grapes and 40 % Botrytis grapes that were crushed softly and macerated for several hours on the skins. Consequently this Riesling is a wonderfully rich and sweet wine, exuding aromas reminiscent of acacia honey, full ripened peach, mango, flint stone, mace and white pepper. It has a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness, with creamy, clear minerality, and nice slate flavours on the palate. Therefore try pairing with Jerk chicken salad with red onions, green peppers and mint, followed by Tarte of white peach with vanilla-sauce and sorbet of wild berries to make the most of that wonderfully rich sweetness.

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