Markus Molitor 2017 Riesling Offer / Riesling
In 2017, Markus Molitor has handcrafted another amazing, breathtaking series of Rieslings. Molitor’s 2017s…. are crystal clear, precise, lean, fresh, elegant and light-footed yet intense and concentrated and provided with acidity that is sharp as a laser beam. Even most of the Auslesen were fermented without any hints of botrytis. As you will see, it’s hard to recommend specific wines—too many are simply terrific, across all categories from dry to sweet. I tend to repeat myself, but 2017 is probably Molitor’s most stellar vintage so far for both Riesling and Pinot Blanc. STEPHAN REINHARDT, Wine Advocate
Shine on you crazy diamonds: the top wines of the erratic 2017 vintage in Germany are dazzling STUART PIGOTT
Markus Molitor, along with a very small few compatriots, produces the most electrifying examples of Riesling in the Mosel. The wines from this estate have ranked among the best of the best in any given year in recent times and the 2017s seem to carry an incredible, youthful energy to them, wines of such wonderfully purity of expression that demonstrate their individual terroirs and the brilliant season with heartbreaking clarity. Each example I tasted seems chiselled from the stone and soil they were grown in such is the precision of which the sites sing through. I haven’t had a chance to taste the full range but the few I did taste were enough to seriously excite me about this release from Molitor.
While I have a group of German producers who rank among my favourite wineries anywhere on this little blue planet and I am a staunch fan of these guys the wines of Molitor are edging their way in to my top handful and edging in front of some of Riesling’s stalwarts. They are everything you could ask for in this style and more.
If you love Riesling then these are not to be missed. Simply put they are remarkable. Do not miss them!
If you would like to chat about them or place an order please feel free to contact me personally. You can reach me by simply replying to this email or calling the store on 03 9686 3033.
I think that Riesling is indisputably the greatest white wine grape in the world but many people think I am mad. Riesling has its own very distinctive character which varies immensely and excitingly according to exactly where it is grown. Riesling responds rather badly to winemaking tricks. It is happiest when it is just fermented as simply as possible and the pure fermented juice bottled with minimal resort to oak, malolactic fermentation, less stirring and so on.
To me Riesling is great not just because it, like Pinot Noir for example, is so exceptionally good at expressing terroir, but also because it makes white wines that are so good at ageing. JANCIS ROBINSON
Riesling is grown all over the world but its best results come from the "mean" soils of its spiritual home in the German regions of the Mosel, Nahe, Pfalz, Rheingau and Rheinhessen and parts of Austria. Arguably the best dry examples come from Australia's Clare Valley where the sub-regions of Watervale and Poilsh Hill River deliver some exceptional long-lived wines.
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