Egon Müller - Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2019
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 Details editIntense minerality and delicate limey fruit that builds harmoniously to reveal incredible depth in a long crescendo of mouth-watering flavors.
- Appellation: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
- Winemaker: Egon Müller
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Slate gravel
- Vineyard Acreage: 8 ha
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- Alcohol: 8.5%
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- Sizes Available: 12/750ml, 3/1.5L
- Varietals: 100% Riesling
Recent News edit
JamesSuckling.com Rating: 96
Author: James Suckling
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
"Yes, this is a medium-sweet riesling, but the breathtaking spectrum of fruit aromas, from white peach through to mangosteen, renders this almost irrelevant. And this aromatic complexity carries effortlessly the very succulent yet finely etched palate through the lingering, smoky finish. Drink or hold."