This hand-harvested 100% Riesling was grown on slate and clay-loam soils with Southwest/West exposures, and the resulting fruit is fermented in temperature-controlled traditional oak casks with indigenous yeasts. The 2015 offers scents of apple, citrus and slate stone. Clean and pure structure; great mineral texture and density with rich mouth-filling flavors of orchard fruits and juicy layers. Shows as well zesty and spicy refreshing style. Well-balanced structure, animating and the elegant fruit acid finishes with great length.
The Max Ferd. Richter estate has been passed down from father to son for the past 300 years. The current reins are held by Dr. Dirk Richter, the 9th generation of the family to operate this estate, and the property will eventually be passed down to his son Constantin. The family produces world-class Riesling from some of the most esteemed vineyards in the Mosel, and all production comes from estate holdings. The terroir of their steep vineyard sites is generally grey slate with different compositions of ferruginous (Brauneberg), mineral quartz (Veldenz) or clay (Graach, Wehlen, Mülheim) soils; these soils deeply influence the character and flavor of the wines. Strict attention to quality and detail is paid to all vines from the QBAs on up through the Eiswein. Through the entire line of wines, their hallmark balance is evident in every glass.