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St. Nikolaus Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2016

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 95 Points
Country:Germany
Region:Mosel
Grape Type:Riesling
Winery:St. Nikolaus-Hospital
Product Description

"Sonnenuhr" means sundial. The vineyard is facing the small town of Brauneberg formerly Dusemond. It's a steep slate slope on the Mosel, with a south-southeast exposure.

Full-bodied Riesling with typical Devonian slate qualities. Luscious fruit; nice minerality, length and acidity.

Review:

"Hints of petrol, honeycomb, quince, and mint all emerge from the 2015 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, a beautifully deep, medium to full-bodied, flawlessly balanced Spätlese that does everything right. Showing more and more minerality, with an almost liquid rock-like character, it has a terrific mid-palate as well as a great, great finish. There are only 110 cases of this produced, but it’s a brilliant wine."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 95 pts

Winery: St. Nikolaus-Hospital

St Nikolaus-Hospital Cusanusstift is the oldest estate in the Middle Mosel region, founded in 1458 by philosopher Nikolaus von Kues, the best known ancestor of the town of Bernkastel-Kues. He became Bishop and Cardinal then founded the St Nikolaus Hospital, a social service institution that has been functioning since 1465. Over the years, this award-winning producer has received numerous medals for his wines, and is a member of the "Bernkasteler Ring". The equipment at the winery is state of the art and the winemakers are among the finest ones in Germany. The estate also operates the Vinothek, one of Europe's most beautiful tasting facilities which gathers 140 of Germany's top producers and represents a major tourist destination.

The vineyard is located along the Mosel River and measures 15 hectares (37.05 acres) total, including the following sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst, Bernkastler Badstube, Bernkastler Graben, Brauneberger Juffer and Braunberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr. The 40 year-old vines are planted on steep, slate soil.

 

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