2019 Stefan Muller Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Riesling Kabinett Alte RebenRiesling from Germany
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The Müller estate consists of 10 hectares, mostly Riesling (90% of their holdings) and a little Pinot, both Noir and Blanc. Everything is hand-harvested on rolling hillsides te...
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The 2019er Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Kabinett Alte Reben was harvested at 84° Oechsle on 60-year-old vines in a south-facing part of the vineyard higher up the hill, and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (48 g/l). It offers a gorgeous nose made of residual scents from its spontaneous fermentation, cassis and lemon sorbet, some vineyard peach, a hint of pear and mirabelle, and gorgeously minty herbs. The wine is delicately racy but also on the intense side by Kabinett standards (no doubt due to the remarkably high levels of dry extracts), but proves gorgeously playful in the mouthwatering and hugely racy finish. This is a superb fruity-styled wine in the making! 2029-2049
The Müller estate consists of 10 hectares, mostly Riesling (90% of their holdings) and a little Pinot, both Noir and Blanc. Everything is hand-harvested on rolling hillsides teeming with life and vegetation. The vines see no herbicides and no pesticides—only some fungicide when needed.
The labels depict topographical maps of each vineyard. Though less well known than the others, the Niedermenniger sites are hidden gems of extraordinary quality and history which deserve a brighter spotlight shone on them. One of his prized sites is a parcel of 50 year-old vines (“alte reben”) situated in the western, south-west-facing part of the Niedermenniger Sonnenberg. This parcel is situated on iron-rich slate on a base of deep red soil. Year after year it is our favorite Kabinett from Stefan.