2019 Max Ferd Richter Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling SpatleseRiesling from Germany
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"The Elisenberg vineyard was planted by Richter's ancestor Franz Ludwig Niessen following the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and was named after the late but still-popular Queen Louis...
- 94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2019 Elisenberger Riesling Spätlese is very clear and concentrated on the dense and lime-fresh nose that is attractive in its precision, concentration and possibly also its cereal-tinged, crisp fruit aromas. Sweet and concentrated on the palate, this is a rich and very precise, tightly structured and persistent Spätlese with laser-sharp acidity that is imbedded into the dense, elegant and persistently salty Spätlese fruit. This is a great terroir wine—in 20 years—and I don't see much sense in opening it a moment sooner. Tasted at the domain in September 2020."
"The Elisenberg vineyard was planted by Richter's ancestor Franz Ludwig Niessen following the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and was named after the late but still-popular Queen Louisa of Prussia. The vineyard land was given to the Richter family as recompense (and as a thank-you) after Niessen saved the region from being sacked by Napoleon’s army. The town of Veldenz is located at the southern-end of the prehistoric Mosel riverbed, south of Mülheim. The vineyard faces south and enjoys a cooler microclimate than vineyards located closer to the Mosel River. The grey slate terroir has rich layers of quartz that create a special style of wine.
The Elisenberg Rieslings feature a very long growing season and are dominated by flavors of wild berries: red and black currant, blackberry and raspberry. A complex acid structure adds tothe long-lived, refined and delicate character of these wines. Elisenberg wines have long been highly regarded worldwide; by the end of the 19th century the vineyard shared equal esteem as Brauenberg, Piesport, Wehlen and Scharzhofberg. Wines from the Elisenberg have been served at royal tables in Berlin and London." - Estate
94 - 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|