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.
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Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

The twisty, turny Mosel River (and two of its tributaries), in southwest Germany, where Riesling clings to steep, stony slopes – the result being some of the most electrifying white wine in the world.