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2016 Markus Molitor Alte Reben Riesling 1.5L

Mosel, Germany

Superb Mosel Riesling in a great spot for drinking and in magnum to boot!

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$140.00

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About

About The Wine

Molitor’s Alte Reben cuvee comes from the historic winery’s oldest vines, they are eighty to one hundred years old and planted in the steep slate slopes of the middle Mosel.

The wine is classic Mosel, ripe citrus with a strong mineral component, there is a lovely texture with a touch of creaminess that a few years in bottle has accentuated to great effect.

This is great Riesling from a great producer, in a great spot for drinking, in a bloody great big bottle. What’s not to love?

About Markus Molitor

Markus Molitor took over his father's winery in the mid-1980s, when in its eighth generation of family ownership.

He approaches winemaking with meticulosity, endeavouring to make wines typical of the Mosel region that are reminiscent of the "golden times" of Mosel Riesling.

He allows the location and environment to reflect within the wine, creating individual and expressive wines. His strict and careful craftsmanship creates wines of the highest qualities, and some of the most beautiful from the region.

Part of the Markus Molitor vineyards
Part of the Markus Molitor vineyards
Mosel, Germany
Additional Info

From The Producer

The grapes for this Riesling come from the various old vineyards of the Middle Moselle some of which have not been field-adjusted, with occasional unrooted vines. Fine, but also stony, slate weathered soils can be found on the steep slopes and pass the minerality on to the grapes in an extremely concentrated manner.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 1500ml

Markus in the vines
Markus in the vines
Mosel, Germany
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
Wine Advocate

"The 2016 Riesling Alte Reben is clear, deep, fresh and flinty on the bright and elegant nose. Filigreed and piquant on the palate, this is a crystalline, clear and elegant Riesling from old vines. Its finish is very salty and reflects the pure slate soils of the steep vineyards in the Mosel Valley. The wine tastes bone dry and weighs in at 11.5% alcohol. Bottled in September 2017; tasted two times in March 2018." Stephan Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate)

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