Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben Niedermenniger Sonnenberg


43g/l RS, 10.4g acid, 9% alc. From 50-year-old vines planted in 1967. Those are sensational stats relective of a sensational wine. Saar-specific fruit and florals -- green apples, bright florals, honey-drizzled lemon -- zoom through the palate at high velocity. The petrol notes are already peeking through. This is the quintessential Kabinett of the estate. A must-have. 330cs made.

93 points
"The 2018er Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Kabinett Alte Reben was harvested at 86° Oechsle on 50-year-old vines and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar. It offers a delicately ample nose made of pear, melon, citrusy fruits and fine herbs. The wi ne has the delicate presence of a light Spätlese on the mouthwatering palate and leaves a gorgeous feel of citrusy fruits, vineyard peach and wet stone in the mouthwatering and deliciously tart finish. The after-taste is all about wet stone, white peach, minty herbs and lemon zest. This is a beautifully airy expression of light Spätlese! 2028-2048"
Mosel Fine Wines
, Issue #47, August 2019
90 points
"From 50-year old vines in two different parcels in the Kleinschock plot, the 2018 Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Saar Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben opens with an intense yet bright, clear and mineral bouquet of ripe seed fruit and crushed stone aromas. Lush and piquant with racy freshness and slatey purity, this is a remarkably fine and stimulating Kabinett with terroir expression and good aging potential. This is a pretty complete and expressive wine with white stone fruit aromas on the aftertaste that's mouthwatering, salty, fresh and piquant like lime fruit. This is quite opulent and tastes rather like a Spätlese. Tasted in June 2019."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
, Issue #244, August 2019

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