Weingut Daniel Vollenweider, Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany, 2020 through Merchant of Wine

Weingut Daniel Vollenweider, Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany, 2020

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Overview of the Wine
Daniel Vollenweider launched his Weingut Vollenweider exactly 20 years ago this year, with the 2000 vintage. This Swiss-born surveyor caught the wine bug after a bottle of Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Auslese. A few years later, he moved to the Mosel to become a wine grower. He set his focus on the then completely forgotten Wolfer Goldgrube (more on this fine vineyard later in this article).

The Wolfer Goldgrube holds center stage at Weingut Vollenweider, and this for good reasons. Daniel holds nearly two-third of the vineyard (4.8 ha from a total of 7.5 ha tended). The Wolfer Goldgrube is quite unique. It forms a small amphitheater much like the Goldtröpfchen in Piesport. The eastern sector of the vineyard (called Jon), on the right of the picture here below, is exposed to the west, while the central part is exposed full south.

Grape / Blend
Riesling

Origin
Mosel, Germany

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This wine was made from the old vines in the Wolfer gold mine. One of the best locations and one of the oldest Traben-Trarbachs vines. As is typical of Vollenweider, even the residual sweet cabinet shows only a little fruit, as always running full on the stone. A little bit of white peach, candied lime zest, but mostly crushed slate stone and mint. Tonic freshness from this herbal stone combination. This insane tension and race that always distinguishes Vollenweider's wines comes through in the mouth.

 

Product size: 750ml

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