2016 Weiser-Künstler Wolfer Sonnenlay Riesling Kabinett

13.95

Mosel Fine Wines: 92/100

“Harvested at just above 80° Oechsle, this little beauty woes one attention with a great enticing nose of cassis, grapefruit, pear, fine herbs and earthy spices. The wine gorgeously light and elegant on the palate and leaves a great feel of spices, fruits and citrusy zest in the delicately smooth and mouth-watering finish.”

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Mosel Fine Wines (David Rayer & Jean Fisch): “Harvested at just above 80° Oechsle, this little beauty woes one attention with a great enticing nose of cassis, grapefruit, pear, fine herbs and earthy spices. The wine gorgeously light and elegant on the palate and leaves a great feel of spices, fruits and citrusy zest in the delicately smooth and mouth-watering finish. More juicy and delicately smooth fruits come through in the after-taste. While still on the shy and slightly restrained side at this early stage, this will develop into a great light-weighted Kabinett at maturity. 2026-2036

Konstantin Weiser was happy with the bottled result of the 2016 wines yet the growing conditions are ones the Weiser-Künstler family will happily forget soon: “We are currently converting to organic viticulture and we were badly hit by the outbreak of peronospora in the 2016 vintage. Not only did we lose 50% of our crop, these losses concentrated on our flagship vineyard, namely the Enkircher Ellergrub, where we harvested a meager 10 hl/ha. Fortunately, the remainder of the season proved very nice and the good weather during the harvest meant that we could take our time. We started on October 8 and finished on October 27, pausing in the middle of the harvest when rain fell for a few days. Overall, the vintage delivered ripe grapes with low sugar levels. It reminds us of a riper version of the 2014 vintage [Note: a highly successful vintage at Weiser-Künstler].” Due to the low yields, the Estate Kabinett does not come from the Trabener Gaispfad as in previous years, but from the Wolfer Sonnenlay, nor was it possible to produce the iconic Enkircher Ellergrub Kabinett in 2016. The Estate will bottle an Ellergrub GE and a Gaispfad (both of which are not yet bottled). The Weiser-Künstler collection proves hugely successful and delivers lightness and telltale elegance. The dry Estate Kabinett, with an almost unseen 9.5% of alcohol, is a little jewel of precision, the Wolfer Sonnenlay Kabinett has gained in refinement vs. its debut vintage last year and the Ellergrub Spätlese is as good as ever and, as usual, highly recommended. There are few growers in the Mosel who are more hard-working, gentle and idealistically dedicated to the Mosel cause than the Weiser-Künstler. We do so wish that Mother Nature would let this Estate reap more financial rewards from this hard work and dedication. The wines are certainly among the finest of the region.” 92/100 pts

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2016

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Weiser-Künstler

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