The famous “Sundial” vineyard facing the small town of Wehlen across the Mosel produces very full-bodied, luscious wines. The vineyard’s site is as perfect as it gets. It is located in the middle of a long steep curved slate slope, which stretches five kilometers from Bernkastel to Zeltingen. The precious wines from the Sonnenuhr vineyard led to a solid regional economic foundation, and the citizens of Wehlen, mostly the Bergweilers and Pruems, were able to build a suspension bridge, which is today a historical monument and, like the sundial, a local landmark.
Eiswein is very limited since it can just be picked in the northern cool climate zones and thus are just made in Canada, Austria and Germany. Special vine-yards higher in elevation and a cooler micro climate are not picked in the normal October harvest time waiting for the first deep freezing tempera-tures in November/December. Total Eiswein production is ranging from 1-2% of the total harvest but is just made in vintages where the freezing temperatures came early enough such as 2008 and 2009. 2010-2013 no Eiswein was made since it was not cold enough. Be-cause of global warming the Eiswein-cate-gory is becoming more and more limited.
VARIETAL: 100% Riesling Spatlese
RES. SUGARS: 153.8 G/L
Lean, racy and with a laser beam of candied citrus, dried apricot and smoky mineral notes. Crisp, tangy finish.
UPC: 8 83122 87614 8
12pk / 750mL