2019 Von Hovel Scharzhofberger Auslese Riesling

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Epic Auslese Riesling, with the richness and acidity to last for decades.

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The 2019 German Riesling is much lauded for drier styles and sweeter styles alike, and here is an Auslese that truly rocks.

A single vineyard wine from the famous slopes of the Scharzhofber in the cooler Saar Valley part of the Mosel, it is deep and luscious with oodles of zing and zip, all tangerines, blood oranges and tangy finger limes. Slatey minerality and a saline edge are all around.

A long, leisurely development over the next 15-20 is assured. Time of drinking is purely personal...

The Scharzhofberg is one of the most famous and demanding vineyards in the world. Only Riesling grows on its slopes, which gets its uniquely delicate nuances from the balance between the heat storage of the weathered slate and the cold winds of the Hunsrück. The wines that come from this location achieve top prices at auctions and it is not for nothing that the myth of Scharzhofberg is spoken of. We are proud to own 2.85 hectares in the world's most famous Riesling vineyard.

Taste: very intense grapefruit and blood orange aromas, very concentrated, fine berry notes, lots of minerality, very long finish, occasional saltiness.

96 Points - "Saline and spicy, cool mint and floral notes, ripe peach and apple. Juicy, sweet apple and tropical fruit, powdery texture, sweet but kind of savoury too with a camembert skin flavour, and a finish that goes on and on. Outstanding. Should age magnificently." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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