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Impressions from the “Masterpieces Mosel”

These wines from Egon Müller were my tasting highlight of the week. For an article about the Mosel, Saar and Ruder the way led me to Trier in these days. 

I already had tried the Große Gewächse of the VDP at their presentation in Wiesbaden weeks ago. Now, the “Masterpieces” of the association “Großer Ring” Mosel-Saar-Ruwer were on my list. 

Once again, I was thrilled by the 2019 vintage: The crystal-clear but ripe acidity together with the precise fruit and appealing minerality of many of the top wines just fascinated me.

 Given the many top wines, it is unfortunately impossible for me to present all the highlights of the 30 exhibiting producers. Therefore here is only a small selection.

Egon Müller had by far the most impressive wines on display. My personal favourite was the Scharzhofberg Kabinett Alte Reben 2019: crisp, precise with laser-like acidity. Grapefruit, orange, mineral and salty notes in the long lingering finish. 

His Spätlese is also a “must”. Intense, long, with a long lingering salty finish. White peach, minerals. Great stuff. 

Wonderful among others were the collections of Clemens Busch, Ernie Loosen, Heymann-Löwenstein, Oliver Haag and JJ Prüm. 

Busch’s “Rothenpfad” GG was amazingly fresh and intense, long and lingering with an excellent mineral finish. 

Heymann-Löwenstein’s 2019 Uhlen Blaufüsser Lay showed great length and intensity, yellow apple, lemon and touch of Turkish delight. 

Prüm’s Graacher Himmelreich Auslese 2019 was balanced, refined, crisp with lovely stone fruit character, super intense but elegant. 

Haag’s Juffer Sonnenuhr “Im Falkenberg” – fresh, spicy with a tight and long finish. 

Also worth tasting were the wines of Florian Lauer – focused, dense with an attractive grip at the palate.