Markus Molitor, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Zeltingen, 2015
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Single bottle of White wine Markus Molitor, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Zeltingen, 2015 100% Riesling

Markus Molitor
Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

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The producer

Markus is the 8th generation winemaker in the Molitor family and took over the family winery in the mid-1980s. Based in Wehlener Klosterberg, 95% of production today is Riesling, with land in 15 vineyards across the finest of Mosel and Saar. 

The estate received worldwide attention and instant fame in 2015 when three of their Auslese Rieslings from the 2013 vintage received 100-point ratings from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and Markus was nicknamed “Herr 300 Punkte” (Mr 300 Points).

The bottle neck capsules are colour coded according to the style of the wine, with white capsules denoting dry wines, grey-green capsules off-dry wines, and finally sweet and botrytised wines have gold capsules.  

The wine

The Sonnenuhr vineyard in Zeltingen is a steep 21-hectare piece of land with south-southwest facing exposure and stony clay-slate soil. The 2015 Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese *** (Golden Capsule) is clear, fresh and concentrated on the nose where deep and smoky flavors of crushed stones are displayed, giving just a hint of the true potential of this wine.

Type: Sweet White
Vintage: 2015
Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Village: Zeltingen (Zeltinger Sonnenuhr)
Grape: 100% Riesling
Style: Lush and Balanced
Sweetness: Sweet
ABV: 11%
Drinking window: 2019 - 2028
Size: 750ml
Food match: Fruit-based Desserts

We choose our wines based on a range of criteria (see how we choose our wines) of which critic scores is just one. Rather than simply highlight the best score to promote a wine, our average critic score is calculated from the scores provided by several respected wine critics, who we follow for specific regions. They do not represent all critic scores and, wherever possible, we try and give more weight to more recent reviews. Where appropriate we consider market-based scores like Global Wine Score or Wine Searcher Average scores.

As a rule, we look to offer wines that achieve a 92/100 average critic score or better and frankly a lot of very good wines simply don’t make the cut. As a high-end provider we want to reflect that positioning in the quality of wines we offer. Such wines are only a tiny fraction of those generally on offer in the market. We believe that an average score is a more conservative and representative approach, but it is still subjective and only offered as a guide to our customers, who will (and should) do their own research. We will add individual critic scores to our website in the future. 

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