Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2017

Egon Müller


Spätlese means “late harvest” but at Egon Müller, the term is used for wines made from grapes of superior ripeness or even from overripe grapes. The harvest usually begins very late and the weather is variable, so the ripest grapes often come from the best parcels rather than a later harvest date. Spätlese wines can carry more sugar than Kabinett without losing their balance. While they’re off-dry to semi-sweet when young, they reward cellaring with an incredible degree of complexity. The Wiltinger braune Kupp vineyard tends to be more full-bodied, while the Scharzhofberger can develop into truly elegant wines that defy the categories of sweet and dry.

Additional Information

Intense minerality and delicate limey fruit that builds harmoniously to reveal incredible depth in a long crescendo of mouth-watering flavors.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
  • Winemaker: Egon Müller
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Slate gravel
  • Vineyard Acreage: 8 ha
  • Alcohol: 8.5%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Riesling

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Spectator Insider Author: Aleksandar Zecevic
    Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
    "Rich and lush, but with piercing acidity running through, creating an elegant floral feel, delivering flavors of lavender, kiwi, elderberry and candied lime. The vibrant structure imparts focus and length, as this stays intense but balanced on the kaleidoscopic, mineral-inflected aftertaste. Great clarity and expression. Best from 2021 through 2036."

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