February 1, 2011 | News | Wines of the Month | Mature Riesling

Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein | Winninger Uhlen | Vineyard | Weinberg | Photo | Foto

1998er Heymann-Löwenstein Winninger Uhlen Riesling Trocken

This highlight from our review of Dry Mosel Riesling is one of the finest we have ever tasted.

Dry Mosel Riesling | A Form of Mosel Greatness

If asking about truly great Mosel wines, most would probably mention a great fruity-styled wine (be it Spätlese, Auslese or luscious Trockenbeerenauslese) from their favorite Estate. Few wine lovers know that this region was first renowned for its dry-tasting wines.

Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein | Winninger Uhlen Riesling Trocken

This style of wine has regained momentum over the last years and is now a full part of the Mosel Riesling landscape. How good these wines can be is best illustrated by the following true benchmark dry-tasting Riesling by any standard.

A detailed review and background analysis of "dry" Mosel Riesling and its immense potential was published in the Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 14 (Jan 2011). You are a subscriber and miss this Issue? Simply send us a request by email and we will be happy to send you a copy. You are not yet a subscriber and wish to get this Issue? Subscribe free of charge by registering yourself here below and ask us for a copy by email.

Detailed Tasting Note | Extract from Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 14 (Jan 2011)

1998er

Heymann-Löwenstein

Winninger Uhlen Riesling Trocken

96

Made exclusively from grapes out of the Rothlay, this is a frightfully good piece of Riesling and a major success. Rather closed initially it reveals beautiful notes of slate, flowers, yellow peach and papaya with further airing. It is energetic and vibrant on the mid-palate and shines through breathtaking purity and complexity. The finish is long and remarkably precise. As for any great wine, it comes over as "obvious", as if making such a wine is the simplest thing on earth. And it is very easy to overlook the beauty and depth of this effort. But do not get fooled: whoever still has some bottles of this gem in his cellar is the proud owner of one of the best dry Riesling available. We love it! Now-2018

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