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Riesling Markus Molitor Alte Reben Saar Qualitatswein White Capsule 2021

CitrusFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring

12%

0.75L

Intensity

Produced from very old vines, this citrus-flavoured Riesling from the Saar is fresh and energetic right through to the finish.

More info

This cuvée combines grapes from old vines aged between sixty and eighty years, some of which are non-grafted, located in the Saar. Anchored on a steep slope on slate soil, they draw minerality and concentration from this exceptional terroir. The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of October, with each and every berry selected with the greatest care. A further selection is performed when the grapes arrive at the winery, then they are crushed and macerated for several hours on the skins before pressing. The juices undergo spontaneous fermentation before being transferred to large old barrels to mature on their lees for several months.
On tasting, this Riesling displays great purity, a pale gold colour, a bouquet of citrus fruit and lemongrass, and a slender, energetic palate. A wine to savour within ten years with seafood, for example.

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Riesling Markus Molitor Alte Reben Saar Qualitatswein White Capsule 2021

The wine

This cuvée combines grapes from old vines aged between sixty and eighty years, some of which are non-grafted, located in the Saar. Anchored on a steep slope on slate soil, they draw minerality and concentration from this exceptional terroir. The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of October, with each and every berry selected with the greatest care. A further selection is performed when the grapes arrive at the winery, then they are crushed and macerated for several hours on the skins before pressing. The juices undergo spontaneous fermentation before being transferred to large old barrels to mature on their lees for several months.
On tasting, this Riesling displays great purity, a pale gold colour, a bouquet of citrus fruit and lemongrass, and a slender, energetic palate. A wine to savour within ten years with seafood, for example.

About the Producer Markus Molitor

Markus Molitor took over his father's domaine in Wehlen in the heart of the Moselle region in 1984, at the age of 20, pursuing the work carried out by eight generations of his family. The vineyard spans steep slopes with gradients of up to 80%, cultivated entirely by hand, and includes some vines which are over a hundred years old. It is mostly planted with Riesling, but there is also some Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. The grapes are picked at peak maturity and fermentation is achieved without the addition of yeasts, using only those naturally present in the grapes. Markus Molitor produces a wide range of sec, demi-sec and sweet wines which are all of very high quality, in a unique style that allows the minerality of the terroir to express itself fully.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 12 %

Region : Germany - Mosel Saar

Appellation : Riesling

Vintage : 2021

Colour : white

Service temperature : 10°

Viticulture : environmentally friendly More information....

Size (in ha) : 120 hectares

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : citrus

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Riesling
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