Markus Molitor 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Mosel Riesling GKA***

Markus Molitor 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Mosel Riesling GKA***

"...this bottle has depth and character."
Wine For Normal People's Pick
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WA 100
"...this bottle has depth and character."
Wine For Normal People's Pick

Mission Codename Golden MM***

We’ve been waiting for these for a long, long time!

Riesling! Mosel too, where it truly thrives. “Absolutely world-class Rieslings and worth any effort to find at least some bottles of these stunning beauties” is what Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate claims and we could not agree more, which is why we jumped on every bottle they let us snatch for you. And us, we did stock up our own stashes, so it’s your turn, hopefully, we left you enough.

WA continues… “Readers should be aware that labor costs alone for the noble sweet wines are higher than many family Domaines have to pay for the whole harvest. In four weeks, up to 40 workers select daily, evening by evening, up to three hours, selecting raisin by raisin. There is no greater luxury in wine than in a Molitor 3-star Auslese…”

Adding that… “Riesling lovers should take every chance to buy some of Molitor 3-star Auslese selections which are available in reasonable price categories. These are terrific wines…” And on the 2019s they emphasize “Here is another collection like no other from one of the world’s greatest winemakers. From the 2019 vintage, no less than 17 Molitor Rieslings earned 98-100 points… Four three-starred 2019 Riesling Auslese have again hit the perfect 100 RP score.”

Drumroll… for our favorite of these utterly PERFECT wines!

Elizabeth Schneider Wine for Normal People

“A lovely Riesling made from old vines that are 80-100 years old (old vine = alte reben), this bottle has depth and character. An off-dry style with a pale color, and aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine, lime, honey, and white chocolate, this wine is a delight to smell and a great one to have with slightly spicy food. The wine tastes as it smells and has the classic searing acidity of a Mosel Riesling, which means the slight touch of sugar to counteract and round out the sharpness is welcome and balances the wine perfectly. At 11.5% ABV, this isn’t a wine for full-on spicy food (the alcohol magnifies spice), but it is great with dishes that have a kick, from Thai to mild Chinese. Try it with Mexican food – it sang with fish tacos and spicy salsa when I had it!”

100 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The golden-colored 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese ** (Golden Capsule) opens with an intense yet highly finessed and elegant bouquet of perfectly ripe, tropical fruits intermixed with very fine weathered slate aromas. This fascinating combination of richness and finesse is also mirrored on the palate, which is immediately lush and round, then intense and concentrated but always lifted and refined by this beautifully crystalline and grippy slate structure. This Auslese is still a raw diamond but will surely develop to a spellbinding character over the years. Another fabulous 2019 Auslese from Markus Molitor’s most loved vineyard. Drink 2026-2080.”

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What the Winery Says 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Mosel Riesling GKA***

Markus Molitor
Markus Molitor
Winemaker
Markus Molitor
Varietal
100% Riesling
Vintage
2019
Alcohol
8%
Appellation
Mosel, Germany
Vineyard
Zeltinger Sonnenuhr
Vine age
80-100 years
Soil
Devon blue slate & complex minerals
Elevation
110-160 meters above sea level
Aging
12 months on fine lees
Vessels
100% stainless steel

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Markus Molitor 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Mosel Riesling GKA*** 750ml Wine Bottle
$96.00
36% off!
$150.00
Elsewhere
Markus Molitor 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Mosel Riesling GKA*** 750ml Wine Bottle
$96.00
36% off!
$150.00
Elsewhere