2020 Riesling SONNENBERG Kabinett Alte Reben, Stefan Müller
Mandarine, Mango, Banane. Hat Zug!
"The 2020er Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben was made from fruit picked at 79° Oechsle in the south-west-facing Röderchen part of the vineyard and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (47 g/l). Still marked by pungent residual scents of its spontaneous fermentation (much as in JJ Prüm bottlings), this wine needs a while before revealing its beautifully refined and finely aromatic nose of vineyard peach, lavender, smoke, herbs, and almond. The wine is delicately smooth and juicy on the fruity, spicy, and zesty palate. The classic Saar cut takes over without being overpowering in the hugely persistent and focused finish. The aftertaste is superbly clean and energetic. The bracing acidity makes the wine taste already almost dry. This is a stunning Kabinett made for lovers of Saar cut. 2026-2036" (Jean Fisch und David Rayer in Mosel Fine Wines 57)