Sunday, May 26, 2019

Wine Review: Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2016

May is Riesling Month on TheWineStalker.net!


Dr. Peter Pauly is the grandchild of Zacharias Bergweiler, historically one of the most esteemed Moselle winemakers. Already during his early studies at Geisenheim, the only German institution to award higher academic degrees in winemaking, Dr. Peter Pauly worked on the family wine estate before completely taking over the winery in the year 1959. In the year 2006, Dr. Peter Pauly transferred the operation of the wine estate to his son, Stefan Pauly. Stefan now not only carries forward the work of his father, but he also has achieved significant new success on the international wine market.

This is the second of two wines by Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler that I'm reviewing for Riesling Month., and it's the last from Germany. From their website: "Wehlener Sonnenuhr" (Sundial of Wehlen) is a vineyard located in the heart of the Middle Moselle wine region, directly opposite the well-known wine village of Wehlen. The small south-southwest-facing terraces reach up to 250 meters above sea level. Bluish-grey, primarily stony slate from the Devonian Period forms an especially good reservoir for heat, storing the heat during the day and releasing it to the vines during cool nights. Deposits of loess and quartzite bring additional mineral components to the wine.

This is 100% Riesling from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard that you just read about in Mosel, Germany. It's of the Kabinett ripeness level and it has an ABV of 8%. I love the petrol and minerality on the nose, but there's also aromas of peaches, apricot, and apple. On the palate it's bright and cheery with a succulent sweetness and lively acidity on a medium to full body. There's flavors of peaches, pears, apples, and honey. Then it finishes with succulent fruits and honey.

This one is a happy-maker with a positive attitude and a glowing personality. I've found myself appreciating "fun" wines more than "serious" wines lately for some reason, and I'm not saying this wine isn't "serious", but it definitely is fun and happy as all hell.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $25
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

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