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Mosel Riesling Spatlese Erdener Treppchen "2 Star", Schmitges 2007


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Rich and concentrated flavors that feel more delicate and airy. A tremendous Riesling for its freshness, purity, and powerful, crystalline flavors. Amazing quality from organically farmed vines that are ungrafted (planted in its own roots) in one of the best sites in the Mosel.

"Although picked near the end of his harvest, Schmitges points out that his 'two star' 2007 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 2 Star from ungrafted vines (now very rare in Treppchen)--quite typically for 2007--came in at close to the same must weight as nearby parcels harvested nearly three weeks earlier for dry wine. White peach, grapefruit, orange, and honey in the nose and on the palate inform this by turns silken and strikingly creamy Riesling possessed of a wafting elegance and honeysuckle- and lily-like inner-mouth floral perfume. It finishes lushly; loaded with peach, citrus, and flowers; and with suggestions of honey and marzipan, yet well-balanced sweetness and an invigoratingly saline, shimmering suggestion of mineral matter. You can taste the tiny, golden, barely botrytis-tinged berries from which this was harvested, yet--to reiterate--the considerable extra measure of ripeness in this remarkable wine was accompanied by scarcely any increase in must weight. This phenomenal value should prove to be at least a 12-15 year keeper." 93/100 David Schildknecht, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate