Friday, August 4, 2017

Max Ferd. Richter in Mosel Fine Wines

Max Ferd. Richter's 2016 vintage has received an outstanding review by Mosel Fine Wines! This comprehensive article takes a closer look at the challenges Constantin Richter faced in 2016 and how his current vintage compares to previous successful years. 

"After an almost legendary effort in 2015, the Richter dished up another glorious collection in 2016, marked by riper but juicy flavors and great zesty charm. The sweet spot clearly lies in the fruity side of the portfolio in 2016, with a string of outstanding Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese...The ability by the Max Ferd. Richter Estate to master so many vineyards, so many stylistic directions and still respect the vintage character never seizes to amaze us."

See full review here.

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. The estate produces world-class Rieslings from some of the most esteemed vineyards in the Mosel, and all production comes from estate holdings. The terroir of their steep vineyard sites is generally grey slate with different compositions of ferruginous (Brauneberg), mineral quartz (Veldenz) or clay (Graach, Wehlen, Mülheim) soils; those deeply influence character and flavor of the wines. Strict attention to quality and detail is paid to all vines from the QBAs on up through the Eisweins. Through the entire line of wines, their hallmark balance is evident in every glass.


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