Saarburg Riesling trocken Alte Reben

Vintage: 2016
AP. No.: 11-17
Soil: Devonian slate and diabase
Harvest Method: 100% hand-picked
Origin: 100% estate grown grapes
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels

Tasting Notes:

Steep slopes and old vines ranging from 50-130 years in age deliver a dry Riesling with the austerity, discipline and devotion of a newly ordained monk. Supreme clarity and elegance; a fine apricot fruitiness and savory herbal accents of mint and verbena surround a steely acidic core. Deep blue slate minerality with a lingering saline finish. Close your eyes and indulge in the silent glory of this little brother to our Grosses Gewächs. While lovely now, a few more years cellaring will prove well worth the devotion.

Serving Suggestions:

A serious wine for serious fare: arctic char, or a lobster cocktail.


Alcohol: 11,5% vol
Residual Sugar: 9,0 g/l
Total Acidity: 7,2 g/l

Awards and Accolades:

Eichelmann: 89 points

Vivum: 87 points

Mosel Fine Wines: 90 points

Gault & Millau: 89 points

Fallstaff: 91 points