Sonnenuhr Riesling Trocken, Heinrichshof, Mosel, Germany 2020
Regular price £21.80
Located in the village of Zeltingen, in the heart of the Mosel Valley’s most important stretch of vineyards, Heinrichshof works 8 hectares of vines, largely planted to Riesling, but with a handful of other varieties too. Peter and Ulrich Griebeler’s principal vineyard sites are all in the village of Zeltingen: Himmelreich, Schlossberg and Sonnenuhr. Viticulture is by hand and relies on minimal chemical usage, and the brothers are working towards organic conversion. Making good dry Riesling in the Mosel is not as simple as harvesting the grapes and fermenting to dryness. Season-long viticultural practices such as de-leafing in the fruit zone targets greater ripeness and berry health with balanced acidity. In the cellar, long, slow fermentation and aging on the lees soften the wines while also contributing the subtle complexity which is a hallmark of the estate.
Sonnenuhr Riesling Trocken 2020
This dry Riesling has wonderful intensity of lime fruit and an underlying minerality. With great sense of place, this is delicious now but worth coming back to in a few years too.