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Max Ferdinand Richter Riesling Auslese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr 2020 750ml

size
750ml
country
Germany
appellation
Mittel Mosel
subappellation
Brauneberg
WA
91
Additional vintages
2020 2019 2017
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The 2020 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese is based on ripe and predominantly healthy fruit with 15% to 20% of botrytis berries that are pretty prominent on the nose that reveals stewed fruit aromas but is also somewhat volatile and lacks the precision and freshness of the finest Auslesen. Entirely fermented in stainless steel, this is a pretty dry and structured Auslese made to be aged for about a decade. This should be an excellent gastronomic wine to be served with several dishes yet no desserts. 8% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted from AP 1621 in November 2021.
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Max Ferdinand Richter Riesling Auslese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr 2020 750ml

SKU 858975
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$38.00
$33.25
/750ml bottle
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* There are 10 bottles available for Rapid Shipment or in-store or curbside pick up in our location in Ballston Lake NY.
Professional Ratings
WA
91
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The 2020 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese is based on ripe and predominantly healthy fruit with 15% to 20% of botrytis berries that are pretty prominent on the nose that reveals stewed fruit aromas but is also somewhat volatile and lacks the precision and freshness of the finest Auslesen. Entirely fermented in stainless steel, this is a pretty dry and structured Auslese made to be aged for about a decade. This should be an excellent gastronomic wine to be served with several dishes yet no desserts. 8% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted from AP 1621 in November 2021.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Germany
appellation
Mittel Mosel
subappellation
Brauneberg
Additional vintages
2020 2019 2017
Overview
Rated 91 - The 2020 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese is based on ripe and predominantly healthy fruit with 15% to 20% of botrytis berries that are pretty prominent on the nose that reveals stewed fruit aromas but is also somewhat volatile and lacks the precision and freshness of the finest Auslesen. Entirely fermented in stainless steel, this is a pretty dry and structured Auslese made to be aged for about a decade. This should be an excellent gastronomic wine to be served with several dishes yet no desserts. 8% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted from AP 1621 in November 2021.
green grapes

Varietal: Riesling

The pale skinned fruits of the Riesling grapevine have been grown in and around Germany's Rhine Valley for centuries, and contributed much to the country's wine culture. Today, Riesling grapes are grown and processed in several countries around the world, where they are prized for their ability to grow well in colder climates, and their unique flavors and characteristics. Riesling grapes produce an impressive array of wines, including fine semi sweet and dessert wines, to excellent dry white wines and sparkling varieties, all which allow the grape to shine through as a premier example of an excellent white wine varietal. One of the things which makes Riesling such a special grape is the fact that it is highly 'terroir expressive', meaning that the features of the land it is grown on can come across well in the flavors and aromas in the wine. As such, it isn't unusual to find flavors of white stone, or smoky ash-like notes in a fine Riesling alongside the more usual orchard fruit flavors more commonly associated with good white wines.
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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Varietal: Riesling

The pale skinned fruits of the Riesling grapevine have been grown in and around Germany's Rhine Valley for centuries, and contributed much to the country's wine culture. Today, Riesling grapes are grown and processed in several countries around the world, where they are prized for their ability to grow well in colder climates, and their unique flavors and characteristics. Riesling grapes produce an impressive array of wines, including fine semi sweet and dessert wines, to excellent dry white wines and sparkling varieties, all which allow the grape to shine through as a premier example of an excellent white wine varietal. One of the things which makes Riesling such a special grape is the fact that it is highly 'terroir expressive', meaning that the features of the land it is grown on can come across well in the flavors and aromas in the wine. As such, it isn't unusual to find flavors of white stone, or smoky ash-like notes in a fine Riesling alongside the more usual orchard fruit flavors more commonly associated with good white wines.
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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.