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
RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
The 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett is bright, precise and elegant on the complex, refined, beautifully clear and flinty nose. Lush, refined and salty-piquant on the palate, this is a salty, crunchy and stimulating Kabinett with a long and intense finish. Bottled with 9.5% alcohol and 60 grams of residual sugar. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. (Stephan Reinhardt)
JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, April 12, 2021
So juicy, yet so fine, this is a “light” wine with very good ripeness, but more importantly a lot of finesse, the long finish brilliant and filigree. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 2, 2021
Rich, stitched with flavors of peach, spiced apple and slate. Ends on a tangy note, with a chalky sensation while accents of brown spices echo on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 350 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
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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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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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WS9393 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 02/21
Elisenberg sits on the south side of the Mosel, set well back from the river, behind the town of Mülheim. The cooler climate and combination of slate and quartz in the soils gives the wine a unique character — in the case of this 2019, one that’s herbal and sagey, with layers of lemony flavor — zest, pith, pulp and lemon verbena. The bright acidity gives it a vivacity that’s mouthwatering, ready to slice through a savory bread pudding.
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
The 2019 Elisenberger Riesling Kabinett is very clear, fresh and coolish on the still reductive yet pure and stony nose. Lush and piquant on the palate this is a concentrated, lean and laser-sharp Riesling with juicy fruit and concise acidity. The finish goes straight, which makes this a Riesling for Japanese knife fans. Tasted at the domain in September 2020.
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