The estate of Max Ferd. Richter 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, and will eventually be passed down to his son Constantin. Max Ferd. Richter produces world-class Rieslings from some of the most esteemed vineyards in the Mosel, and all production comes from estate holdings.
John Gilman: 90 Points "The Zeppelin label bottling of QbA from Max Ferdinand Richter is very, very good in 2018. This is made from a fifty-fifty blend of estate grown and purchased fruit, with most of the cuvée raised in fuders, but a small percentage in stainless steel. This had already been bottled (and was indeed already in the US market a few weeks after my return from Germany) and was showing very well, delivering a fine bouquet of apple, pear, bee pollen, salty soil tones, spring flowers and a bit of wild yeasts. On the palate the wine is fullish, pure and nicely filigreed, with fine focus and grip, a long, bouncy finish and fine nascent complexity. This shows beautiful acidity for a 2018ers (8.2 grams this year), to go along with around thirty-five grams of residual sugar and alcohol at ten percent. A very, very well-made Estate Riesling bottling and an exceptional value."