There are many producers who are more recognisable in the Mosel, but Dr Richter at the family Estate consistently makes some of the best and most balanced Rieslings from the region. This Estate has been in production since 1680. The current man at the helm, Dr Dirk Richter, crafts wines of purity, intensity and balance. Seriously impressive wines for drinking and cellaring (and its name too!).
The most notable of a star list of German Riesling producing regions. The steep sun drenched hills get the fruit ripe while the cold climate allows for a long growing season that maintains acidity and mature flavours. Sugar is left in the wines the balance out the acid and the fruit Kabinett and late picked Spatlese can finish dry and savoury. The sweeter Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese are all exercises in intensity and complexity.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.
Meaning late picked. The wines can be lean and focused or rich, silky and opulent. Knowing the producer style is helpful in picking out the ones that will suit you. Often great value for drinking and cellaring.