As you may recall, the Grosses Gewächs ("GG") designation is reserved for the finest dry Rieslings from the very best vineyard parcels in Germany, classified “Grosse Lage”– our equivalent of Burgundy's “Grand Cru.” Only wines from these top-rated sites are bottled with a single-vineyard designation. I’m delighted to share a selection with you today from the limited 2017 vintage.
The Sundial of Wehlen – This precipitously steep and rocky vineyard yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. The classic blue slate soil gives the wine a delicate, crisp acidity that perfectly balances the pure peach and lemon fruit. It’s a charming wine that dances gracefully on the palate.
96 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Wehlener Sonnenuhr GG Alte Reben displays the typical generous, tropical fruit flavors but in a very elegant, nicely concentrated and spicy way and with a yeasty layer from the élevage. On the palate, this is a fresh, pure, elegant and very complex version of the famous site, and the finish is not just vital and tensioned but also enormously salty and impressively persistent. A great wine already at this early stage, but I wouldn't waste its talents. It can age for up to two decades, if not even more."