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Product N° 00169-11-NA

2011 - Haus Klosterberg Off-dry

Germany, Mosel, Qualitätswein

Weingut Markus Molitor, Bernkastel-Wehlen

Alcohol11.0 %Volume750 mlMaturityDrink or Hold


Vintage notes

2011 - Mosel : 10 / 10 (exceptional)

In 2011 early blossoming was followed by changing weather conditions for a time but during the  summer the grapes developed well. The autumn weather was perfect, sunny, warm and dry. Grapes harvested were healthy, ripe, fruity, aromatic and with a good degree of acidity. A potentially outstanding vintage with elegant, fruity, rich and aromatic white wines. Red wines have a deep colour, are complex, powerful and full bodied. 

Tasting notes

Bright and clear color.  Aromas of pear, grapefruit and pineapple.  Lively wine demonstrating a perfect harmony between fruitiness and a well integrated acidity.  It ends on a long mineral finish.  Serve at 10-12°C.

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Weingut Markus Molitor, Bernkastel-Wehlen

Markus Molitor_3.jpgMarkus Molitor is the eighth generation of the family to run the estate yet it is very much due to his wine making passion and philosophy that the estate is now a member of the elite of top ranked Mosel estates.  He already knew what he wanted when he took over the estate in 1984 at the tender age of 20.  He has pursued his ideals without pausing.  Besides being ranked among the very best estates, Weingut Markus Molitor is now, with almost 40 hectares one of the largest estate on the Mosel, offering wines from 20 of the best "Lagen"(sites).
The Mosel is known for growing grapes on the most extreme steep slopes in the world (some at 65%) and ninety-eight percent of the estate's vineyards are located on such steep slopes.  The pure slate soil, the exposition and the reflections from the slate and the river provide the Riesling grapes with the ideal combination of stress and minerals to ensure great wines, even in difficult years.
Growing and harvesting perfectly healthy and ripe grapes to make the best wines possible is at the center of the estate's wine making philosophy.  Harvesting as late as possible and doing so selectively by passing through the vineyards at different times is also part of the never ending search to improve the wines' quality.  Expressing each wine's full potential and individuality is another feature of Molitor's philosophy.  The Riesling grapes offer perfection seeking wine makers an almost endless variety of "natural expressions."
Markus Molitor_4.jpgEven though much emphasis is placed on the work in the vineyard the work in the cellars is, of course, of vital importance too.  The most important aspect here is to respect and develop the individuality of each wine.  Grapes are crushed quickly and selectively.  Only natural yeast is used to ferment the wines in order to retain its "original character." Fermentation often lasts a long time, sometimes several months.  Many wines will pass a prolonged period in wooden casks enhacing their complexity.  Wines are not filterd while traditional egg-white is used for fining enabling them to age well and retain their freshness for a long time.  The estate produces 200-300,000 bottles annually.  About ninety-five percent are white Riesling wines, three percent are red Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and two percent are Weiβburgunder (Pinot Blanc).  Most are dry, off-dry or fruity with the rare top grades being sweet and luscious.

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