2018 Max Ferd Richter Spatlese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr RieslingRiesling from Germany
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The Brauneberg is one of the most famous vineyards in the Moselle and has a worldwide reputation. The name Juffer derives from the former possession of a nunnery, which had ext...
- 95-96 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95-96 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From 30 to 40 year old vines, the 2018 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese is flinty, precise and reductive on the coolish nose, with discreet and fine (but lush!) pineapple aromas and very fine notes of crushed, smooth slate. On the palate, this is a clear, fresh, lush, highly finessed, piquant and salty Riesling with very tannins and lingering salinity and piquancy. This is a fabulous Spätlese with piquant finesse and mineral tension that seems to be familiar with that of the Scharzhofberger and the Euchariusberg. I can hardly imagine any better Spätlese from 2018. Tasted from the cask in March 2019.
-- Stephen Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
The Brauneberg is one of the most famous vineyards in the Moselle and has a worldwide reputation. The name Juffer derives from the former possession of a nunnery, which had extensive possessions there. The single layer Juffer-Sonnenuhr encompasses the heart of the mountain, where the best plots are located in the middle of rocks around a sundial. The Brauneberg with an incline of up to 80% is parallel to the course of the river in southern exposure. The floor consists of blue-gray Devonian slate with a very high proportion of stones, as well as inclusions of iron minerals, which make the mountain appear brown in winter.
Hence the name: Brauneberg. The ownership of our winery in Brauneberg dates back to 1643; the purchase of a parcel is documented by a sales contract dated April 17, 1643. The wines of the Brauneberg impress with their elegance and the clearly defined aromas of citrus fruits, white peaches and ripe yellow fruits. In addition to these opulent fruit aromas, the iron content in the soil adds spice and lively minerality to the wine
95-96 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|