Vollenweider 'Wolfer Goldgrube' Riesling Spatlese Mosel 2016
Winemaker Daniel Vollenweider’s life was changed upon tasting a 1990 Auslese Riesling, pushing him, a Swiss man with zero winemaking connection, to move to the Mosel and pursue the craft. He purchased one hectare of vines in 1999, ideally situated on steep, slate soiled slopes, implementing a hands-off mentality in the cellar. The 2016 ‘Wolfer Goldgrube’ Spatlese is dense and luscious, with electric acidity and a saline-tinged finish.
A versatile contender for ‘Greatest White Wine Grape in the World’ honors this German icon is not only insistently aromatic and mineral-rich but thrillingly acidic even at “sweet” ripeness levels.More wines with this grape
Serpentine river valleys have carved some of the most death-defying (and strikingly beautiful) vineyards in the world, from which German vintners wrest inimitable Rieslings from schist and slate.