Monday, January 13, 2014

January 11, 2014- today we visited our old friends The Richters. Dirk is the 9th generation and his son, Constantin is the 10, growing and making Riesling in the Mosel. Their vineyard holding are very impressive, including Brauneberger Juffer, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Veldenzer Eliseberg, and many others. Their styles, while always fairly traditional, have always remained distinct because of their balanced acidity and minerality. we enjoyed the interplay between Dirk and Constantin, as Constantin has taken over wine making duties, we tasted through a range of current wines, and as a treat, they brought out a 1971 Graacher Himmelreich Beerenausle! It was just stunning in its vibrancy and balance.

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