Dominik Mueller

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2014 Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben

Tasting note

2014 Van Volxem Alte Reben

Pale lemon yellow. Bouquet of peach with a subtle hint of citrus, also slightly reminiscent of blue berries. Mineral in appearance with an association of wet slate. Nuanced yeasty aroma. A gripping acidity on the palate. Lemon, grapefruit, green apple. Straight as an arrow, lean, precise. Beautiful mellow texture. Also tangerine, rose hip, and a first suggestion of honey. The fruit is fresh and youthful. Intense on the palate, but not with the same depth of aromas as in the bouquet. The strong acidity remains prominent. Long finish. Still some ageing potential. Very good.

Drink through 2029.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 19 May 2024.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
11Wines with a DM9 to DM12 rating are very good wines, above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They are pure, balanced, and have no flaw whatsoever. They begin to show complexity. Moreover, these wines have their own character and transport typicity and terroir.
/ 20 ("very good")
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3Wines with a rating of 3 stars are very well-made. They exceed expectations and are well above average within their peer group.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage:
2014

Early flowering, followed by a damp and relatively cool summer. The cherry vinegar fly, which threatened the grapes in many other winegrowing regions that year, was not as much of a problem in the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer regions as the fly primarily targets red grape varieties. Still, the weather posed a challenge particularly around harvest time in autumn, as it had gotten warmer by then but remained rather wet. There was disease pressure. Many producers had to rush out into the vineyards and pick fast if they wanted to avoid botrytis (noble rot). In the end, good producers managed to turn out high-quality wines that are low in alcohol and high in acidity. As of this writing ten years later, the 2014 vintage shapes up as a solid vintage for the region, especially for white wines.

Colour:white
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety: Riesling
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Producer:Van Volxem
Country:Germany
Region:Mosel Saar Ruwer
Subregion:n/a
Appellation: n/a
Vineyard: n/a
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