Egon Müller Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett 2018
The Scharzhofberg always benefits particularly in hot years, since it is naturally a rather cool location, the soil is well supplied with water through underground spring courses, in addition, it is located in a side valley that is constantly traversed by cool winds, at the same time it is Exposure of the vines to the sun, however, is perfect. This combination of cool terroir and yet perfect exposure to the sun is what makes this location so special, and this is actually the perfect location in the warmer years. The analogy from 2018 to 2011 cannot be dismissed out of hand, so incredibly ripe, beautiful, soft fruit on the nose, no botrytis, no drought stress, just crystal clear, pure, floating and fine in European fruit. We have pear, quince, apricot, golden delicious apple, grape, all with incredibly delicate, delicate hints. In the mouth, as with the estate wine, extremely fresh, lots of grapefruit, lime, a little orange peel, a little green pear, light melon, rather white-fruity-elegant, ultra-fine and polished. But quite crisp, showing a lot of minerality, a lot of salt, but still very harmoniously balanced between the racy freshness, the salty mineral, the cooler character of the Scharzhofberg and the delicate, elegant, fully ripe fruit. A cabinet of a slightly different kind compared to 2017 and 2016, which were less harmonious and vibrating, we actually had in 2011 with significantly more freshness, but still full ripeness, so actually exactly the goal of every harvest, namely highly ripe and yet perfectly healthy grapes to obtain. But surprisingly, we also have enough freshness and acidity in 2018, that's basically how it should be. This is a higher order balance, you don't have to assume anything here, everything is presented here.