Weiser-Kunstler 2017 Riesling Kabinett, Wolfer Sonnenlay, Mosel

Weiser-Kunstler 2017 Riesling Kabinett, Wolfer Sonnenlay, Mosel

Item Number: 12150

UPC: None

Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Wolfer Sonnenlay
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 8.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vintage Notes: "The 2017 vintage was small, courtesy of a frost which hit much of Northern Europe and affected the yields. But the vintage turned out to be a beautiful one, even if it was far from homogeneous as rot played a role at the beginning of the harvest.

The Kabinett wines do maybe not have the utter lightness of 2016 or 2014, but they make this up through stunning depth, raciness and midpalate presence. The sweet spot of the vintage are the stunning Spätlese. The great acidity and aromatic purity makes for some superb wines of great depth and drinking pleasure. 2017 will go down in history as one of the grand vintages for noble-sweet Riesling. Almost every wine we tasted was superb and readers are well advised to stock up on the vintage’s finest creations. Acidity and intensity made for some superb off-dry Riesling in 2017. In no other category are there so many new quality estates to be discovered. Lastly, 2017 proved also superb for dry Riesling, but only at the top. The heterogeneity of the vintage really comes through here. Some dry Riesling bottlings are simply magical. But others are over-powering and ripe. The great ones are worth the search but one needs to follow tasting notes or taste for oneself." - Mosel Fine Wine #44 (1/2019)