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Materne & Schmitt Riesling Trocken Wunschkind 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Germany
VM
90
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
This bottling is less widely sourced than its 2017 predecessor, as there was more estate wine available to utilize. And unlike its vintage 2017 counterpart, this 2018 is not bone dry – in fact, it isn’t quite legally trocken – yet weighs in at a full percentage point more alcohol. It was only bottled at the beginning of September 2019, along with the majority of the estate’s village- and vineyard-designated offerings. There is a brightness here that many wines from the Middle Mosel and Saar from this vintage cannot claim – a surprising and felicitous result for the Lower (“Terrassen“) Mosel and one that Schmitt explained not just in terms of early harvest, but also by her having dispensed with the estate’s usual pre-fermentative skin contact. But at the same time, there is a lush midpalate and a caressing textural softness running parallel to the expression of juicy, coolingly fennel- and thyme-tinged apple and honeydew melon. Surprising, too, is the sense of lift on the lusciously lingering, mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish. Here, we’re back to the incredible quality/price rapport of the vintage 2015 Wunschkind. ... More details
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Materne & Schmitt Riesling Trocken Wunschkind 2018 750ml

SKU 860585
$17.94
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Professional Ratings
VM
90
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
This bottling is less widely sourced than its 2017 predecessor, as there was more estate wine available to utilize. And unlike its vintage 2017 counterpart, this 2018 is not bone dry – in fact, it isn’t quite legally trocken – yet weighs in at a full percentage point more alcohol. It was only bottled at the beginning of September 2019, along with the majority of the estate’s village- and vineyard-designated offerings. There is a brightness here that many wines from the Middle Mosel and Saar from this vintage cannot claim – a surprising and felicitous result for the Lower (“Terrassen“) Mosel and one that Schmitt explained not just in terms of early harvest, but also by her having dispensed with the estate’s usual pre-fermentative skin contact. But at the same time, there is a lush midpalate and a caressing textural softness running parallel to the expression of juicy, coolingly fennel- and thyme-tinged apple and honeydew melon. Surprising, too, is the sense of lift on the lusciously lingering, mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish. Here, we’re back to the incredible quality/price rapport of the vintage 2015 Wunschkind.
Winery
“Wunschkind” or “wish child” is the name for Materne & Schmitts first wine, and refers to Rebecca and Janina's greatest wish: to own a winery. The grapes for this wine are from a combination of all three villages (Winningen, Kobern, and Lehmen) in their portfolio. All vineyards are steep slopes or terraced vineyards and all from slate. One could say this is a Terrassen Mosel cuvée. Four to eight hour maceration on skins, natural settling by gravity, spontaneous fermentation, no chaptalization, no fining, no additions or reductions of any kind. The wine develops 11 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks; filtered and sulphured minimally before bottling.
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size
750ml
country
Germany
Overview
Rated 90 - This bottling is less widely sourced than its 2017 predecessor, as there was more estate wine available to utilize. And unlike its vintage 2017 counterpart, this 2018 is not bone dry – in fact, it isn’t quite legally trocken – yet weighs in at a full percentage point more alcohol. It was only bottled at the beginning of September 2019, along with the majority of the estate’s village- and vineyard-designated offerings. There is a brightness here that many wines from the Middle Mosel and Saar from this vintage cannot claim – a surprising and felicitous result for the Lower (“Terrassen“) Mosel and one that Schmitt explained not just in terms of early harvest, but also by her having dispensed with the estate’s usual pre-fermentative skin contact. But at the same time, there is a lush midpalate and a caressing textural softness running parallel to the expression of juicy, coolingly fennel- and thyme-tinged apple and honeydew melon. Surprising, too, is the sense of lift on the lusciously lingering, mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish. Here, we’re back to the incredible quality/price rapport of the vintage 2015 Wunschkind.
green grapes

Varietal: Riesling

Although they originated in Germany's beautiful Rhine Valley, the Riesling grape soon spread around the world, where it thrives in many countries with a colder climate which can support this pale and unique grapes. Riesling grapes are considered one of the finest varietals on earth, capable of expressing fascinating features of the soil type they are grown on, resulting in some highly interesting wines with plenty to offer those who are looking for something different. Riesling grapes are also noted for their aromas, which tend to be highly perfumed, floral and often with smoky notes accentuating their unusual flavor Because this was always the predominant grape grown in Germany and other such countries, Riesling wineries have always been keen to experiment with its range. This has resulted in dry white wines, sparkling wines, semi sweet wines and several others, but the finest examples are usually considered to be the Riesling dessert wines. These are occasionally made with unusual processes, including the 'eiswine' method, in which the grapes are allowed to freeze in the early frosts, or by allowing the development of 'noble rot', which withers the grapes and results in some truly spectacular and unusual flavors.
fields

Country: Germany

Despite being known primarily for sweet and semi-sweet white wines, Germany actually produces a surprisingly large and varied range of wines, with many reaching an extremely high standard and being very well received on the world stage. The terrain across much of the southern parts of the country is extremely fertile, with mineral rich soils adding a wonderful edge to already excellent grapes, and thus resulting in delicious and highly elegant white and rosé wines. The climate in many parts of Germany also allows for some more unusual wine-making practices, with certain regions specializing in the highly aromatic and distinctive 'ice-wines' which are gaining popularity by those looking for something a little more intense and unusual. With these wines, the producers allow the grapes to freeze through the early frosts, resulting in a higher sugar content and a fantastic set of flavors and aromas in the finished product. Germany has long since favored quality over quantity, and a new enthusiasm for fine wine within the country is producing truly exciting results, using a blending of traditional and contemporary techniques.
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green grapes

Varietal: Riesling

Although they originated in Germany's beautiful Rhine Valley, the Riesling grape soon spread around the world, where it thrives in many countries with a colder climate which can support this pale and unique grapes. Riesling grapes are considered one of the finest varietals on earth, capable of expressing fascinating features of the soil type they are grown on, resulting in some highly interesting wines with plenty to offer those who are looking for something different. Riesling grapes are also noted for their aromas, which tend to be highly perfumed, floral and often with smoky notes accentuating their unusual flavor Because this was always the predominant grape grown in Germany and other such countries, Riesling wineries have always been keen to experiment with its range. This has resulted in dry white wines, sparkling wines, semi sweet wines and several others, but the finest examples are usually considered to be the Riesling dessert wines. These are occasionally made with unusual processes, including the 'eiswine' method, in which the grapes are allowed to freeze in the early frosts, or by allowing the development of 'noble rot', which withers the grapes and results in some truly spectacular and unusual flavors.
fields

Country: Germany

Despite being known primarily for sweet and semi-sweet white wines, Germany actually produces a surprisingly large and varied range of wines, with many reaching an extremely high standard and being very well received on the world stage. The terrain across much of the southern parts of the country is extremely fertile, with mineral rich soils adding a wonderful edge to already excellent grapes, and thus resulting in delicious and highly elegant white and rosé wines. The climate in many parts of Germany also allows for some more unusual wine-making practices, with certain regions specializing in the highly aromatic and distinctive 'ice-wines' which are gaining popularity by those looking for something a little more intense and unusual. With these wines, the producers allow the grapes to freeze through the early frosts, resulting in a higher sugar content and a fantastic set of flavors and aromas in the finished product. Germany has long since favored quality over quantity, and a new enthusiasm for fine wine within the country is producing truly exciting results, using a blending of traditional and contemporary techniques.