This close-to-dry wine displays the perfect balance between pure, rich fresh fruit and mineral flavors. This is a powerful Riesling with great structure and hints of oak. This wine can be enjoyed now and through 2016.
Alcohol 11.5% vol
Residual sugar 12 grams / liter,
Acidity: 9.5 grams / liter TA
|Vintage:||2012||Grape Varietals:||100% Riesling||ABV:||11.5%|
|Residual Sugar:||semi-sweet - 12 to 45 grams/liter|
Fruit: 100% Riesling
Appellation: Traben Trarbach, Germany
Vineyard: The fruit for this wine comes from our sustainably farmed vineyards covered in blue and grey slate and brown quartz. The Burgberg is known for the extreme pitch of the slopes high above the Mosel. This wine comes exclusively from ungrafted, old vines, 40-60 years old. Riesling vines have been cultivated on this spot since the 17th Century.
Harvest Dates: October 29th 2013; after the first frost.
Production Notes: The fruit for this wine is deep, rich and intense, produced only from the best and oldest vines in this vineyard (40-60 years old). It is carefully hand picked later in the season to allow for ideal ripeness. All fruit is painstakingly hand sorted to allow only the best grapes to be crushed for the Single Cru. The juice is fermented by natural occurring yeast only- no added cultures- slowly at cold temperatures until the perfect balance of acidity and fruit is reached. The wine was aged sur lies for 10 months, then aged 100% German in oak barriques. This wine was bottled at the End of August 2014.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|G1EE348006RSS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01936 6||1 07 84585 01936 3||$37.99|
"From 75-year-old vines in a site adjacent to the estate’s share of Schlossberg that faces west into the village of Trarbach and away from the Mosel, this bottling finished much drier than the estate’s other 2014s, but at 11 percent alcohol it still evinces a nice sense of levity. Clearer and brighter than the corresponding Schlossberg, its influences of malo and old barrique are in no way problematic, although along with lees influence they make for a subtle impression of creaminess. Apple, white peach and lime deliver generous, tangy juiciness, while stoniness and salinity add interest and saliva-inducement on the persistent finish. - David Schildknecht"
- Vinous (November 2016), 90 pts
"Puckering lime zest and lemon notes are softened by crisp yellow peach and nectarine in this dry, light-bodied Riesling. Racy and brisk, it finishes with an elegant crush of minerals. Drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast (August 2015), 89 pts
"Ripe, yellow-fleshed fruit aromas with lemon oil and discreet slate aromas open the deep 2013 Trarbacher Burgberg Riesling Alte Reben. Medium to full-bodied, very pure, racy but quite elegant on the palate, the 2013 vintage is leaner and more full of finesse, but less rich and ripe than its predecessor. It also has a more pronounced acidity. This wine reveals a fascinating purity and I am quite sure this Burgberg will be a stunning wine (and potentially more fascinating than the more sensual 2012) in 3-4 years. — Stephan Reinhardt."
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 217, February 2015), 88+ pts