Carl Sittmann Riesling 2019 / 1.5 L.

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Primary Grape: Riesling | All Grapes: 100% Riesling

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Mosel is home to some of Germany's finest white wines, a majority of which are Rieslings. The region surrounds the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer rivers, and the soils in the region (full of Devonian Slate) make it perfect for growing Riesling grapes. The resulting wines are known for their aromatic floral bouquets and pronounced minerality.

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The German wine-making tradition is long and illustrious, dating back to as early as AD 800. And for a country just slightly smaller than Montana, Germany produces and consumes a great deal of wine (it's the seventh-largest producer and sixth-highest consumer).

Germany is situated at the most northerly latitude at which grapes can ripen; the winters are cold and the growing season short, all of which, incidentally, are nearly identical to the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Most of its wine regions are situated in central and southwestern Germany. The most significant are the Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Rheinpfalz, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Nahe, Franken and Baden.

The Riesling grape is king in Germany, even though it represents only 20% of total plantings: Müller-Thurgau (a Riesling-silvaner cross) has the most, followed by the red grapes Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Dornfelder. In good years and in the care of master winemakers, Riesling makes one of the greatest white wines in the world, with a perfect balance of sugar and acid, exquisite fruit and fragrance and with considerable potential for aging.

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SKU 71812
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Carl Sittmann Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Product Location - Location-Appellation Mosel
Package Size 1.5 L.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 9.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Carl Sittmann
Bottles per Case 6
Vintage 2019
Can it Be Shipped No
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades Premier Select
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) 100% Riesling
Primary Grape Riesling
Food Pairing Poultry
Occasion Pairing Relaxing evening
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
The 2019 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett is pure and flinty on the pure, elegant, terroir-driven nose. Piquant and crystalline on the palate, this is a crunchy and crispy, well-concentrated and nicely phenolic Schlossberg with juicy fruit but a crystalline and refined finish. Very long and stimulatingly salty. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. (Stephan Reinhardt)
JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, April 12, 2021
Bright, peachy fruit with yellow-grapefruit and fresh-thyme notes. Stunning, mineral freshness at the long finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap. (James Suckling)
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2021
Generous in texture and flavor, with notes of peach, apple and spice, this firm white has an underpinning of tangy acidity, echoing the fruit and spice elements on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 350 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
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RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
Bottled in early September, the 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb “Ur-alte Reben” is very fine and subtle on the deep, intense and aromatic but pure, fresh and flinty-elegant nose with a touch of oak. Silky, refined and fresh on the palate, this is a very complex and crystalline Riesling with enormous length and complexity. A gorgeous wine that needs years to show its talents. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. (Stephan Reinhardt)
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RP9999 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 10th Jul 2021
The 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese *** (Golden Capsule) opens with an immediately attractive bouquet, with perfectly ripe peach aromas intermingled with very fine crunchy and flinty slate notes. Lush and intense yet weightless, with an enormously salty, finessed and elegant but also generously fruity palate lifted by crystalline and mouth-salivating acidity, this is a filigreed, transparent and immaculate Auslese of mind-blowing finesse and elegance and the sexiest expression of complexity. Tasted in May 2021. (Stephan Reinhardt)
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