Thursday, February 15, 2018

Max Ferd. Richter in Vinous

David Schildknecht, writing for Vinous, has reviewed the 2016 vintage from Max Ferd. Richter. He highlights Constantin Richter's contributions to the vintage with "an enhanced level of scrutiny to the details of the viticulture and vinification."


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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