Rave Review: eRobertParker.com on 2013 Vollenweider Riesling Spatlese – 93+ Points!


WINERY PROFILE | Weingut Daniel Vollenweider

“The 2013 Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Spätlese was picked later than the Steffensberg and due to to dry winds end of October caused overripe and strongly concentrated berries with high must weights and acidity. With 100 grams of residual sugar and an acidity of 10.2 grams the wine is very clear, intense and open on the nose where ripe and sweet fruit and discreet honey flavors are intertwined with flinty slate aromas. Very elegant on the palate this is a salty, minerally flavored wine with a firm mineral structure that seems much less sweet than it is. Absolutely stimulating in the finish and provided with a great aging potential. Since 2008, Swiss import Daniel Vollenweider has slowly turned to dry wines which make 60% of his portfolio, whereas in former times 90% to 95% were sweet (or even 100% as in 2006). He shifted “because of market needs,” but also because he is convinced “the Mosel can produce truly great dry Rieslings as well as sweet wines.” Vollenweider himself gives some impressive examples again.”

— Stephan Reinhardt / eRobertParker.com

93+/100 Points


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