Rave Review: eRobertParker.com on Daniel Vollenweider’s 2013 Riesling Auslese “Gold Capsule” – 96 Points

WINERY PROFILE | Weingut Daniel Vollenweider

“The 2013 Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule was picked together (but in another bucket) with the Goldgrube Spätlese, so both wines were concentrated by the dry autumn winds end of October. This Auslese is not made from botrytis grapes but from highly concentrated overripe and raisined berries and offers concentrated lime zest and fresh grapefruit aromas on the nose leading to an intense, sweet, beautifully balanced, juicy and highly elegant and finesse-filled palate with a lingering pineapple aroma. This wine is very long, intense and precise and still absolutely refined and delicate. Picked with 128 degrees oechsle, it was bottled with 140 grams of residual sugar and 8.5% of alcohol.

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

96/100 Points – Drink 2030 to 2060


More about Ian Hanna