2020 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese Weingut Zilliken - 6x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Zilliken
  • Region Mosel
  • Grape Riesling
  • Drinking 2022 - 2035
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2020 - Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese Weingut Zilliken - 6x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Zilliken
  • Region Mosel
  • Grape Riesling
  • Drinking 2022 - 2035
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £172.07 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £130.00 In Bond
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  • David Schildknecht, November 2021, Score: 92

    The 2020 Riesling Saarburger Rausch Spätlese delivers mango, papaya and muskmelon tinged with brown spices (notably cinnamon) in a forceful aromatic and exuberant palate display. Subtle creaminess of feel is combined with levity and enough citric juiciness to refresh. Musky as well as honeyed aspects of overripe melon well up on the lusciously sustained finish, but mouthwatering salinity also emerges. “There was only perhaps 10% of the fruit affected by botrytis,” noted Dorothee Zilliken. Drink 2021-2040.

Producer

Zilliken

The Zilliken estate is situated on the Saar, a tributary of the Mosel and one of Germany’s coolest wine regions. Zilliken can trace its winemaking history back to 1742. The original cellar was destroyed in a heavy bombing raid in 1944 but the family acquired a new cellar on Heckingstrasse in 1950, which has remained the beating heart of the winery ever since. Today, it is in the capable hands of eleventh generation, Dorothee Zilliken. Their most prestigious holdings are located in the Saarburger Rausch but they also have a hectare in Ockfen Bockstein. The sole focus here is on Riesling and yields are strictly controlled to 50hl/ha. The winemaking policy is simple: cool, slow fermentations in 60–70-year-old untoasted German oak Fuder in the deepest, coolest and darkest cellars in all the Saar, three stories below ground. Graceful and seemingly weightless, these are some of the most mesmerising Rieslings in all the Mosel.

Region

Mosel

The Mosel's terroir is exceptional, composed primarily of grey-blue and red slate that climb up totremendously steep cliffs - the steepest vineyards in the world to be exact. Due to the Middle Mosel's lack of soil paired with its incredibly good drainage, most of the vines are not graftedonto American rootstocks as phylloxera cannot survive. As a result, the vines grow exceptionally slowly creating wines that tend to be wonderfully pure, tender and focused.