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2007 Weingut von Hovel, Riesling Spatlese, Oberemmeler Hutte


Oberemmeler Hutte, Image from Weingut von Hovel

Eberhard von Kunow is proprietor of this centuries old family estate whose wines are richly reviewed on the web.  I purchased a few bottles at a close out price based on the recommendation of Phil.  I did not get to taste the first bottle I opened as it was quickly drunk at our International Gold Cup party.  I recently opened another bottle which I was able to slowly enjoy over three nights.  This selection is produce from fruit sourced from the Oberemmeler Hutte vineyard which is solely owned by Weingut von Hovel.  This 5 hectare vineyard has soils of fine, weathered, blue slate.

Vineyard Map, Image from Weingut von Hovel

This selection from Weingut von Hovel is imported by Rudi Wiest and is available at MacArthurs for $18.  This is certainly worth purchasing both for immediate satisfaction or cellaring.  I continue to get great enjoyment from the wines of Mosel Saar Ruwer.

2007 Weingut von Hovel, Riesling, Spatlese, Oberemmeler Hutte, Mosel Saar Ruwer
This wine is 100% Riesling which was fermented and aged in German oak barrels.  There is a rich straw color which is almost golden.  There are hints of sweet orange flavors with a gentle slate undertone and subtle acidity.  The initial, delicate spritz eventually resides.  The initial fruit is precise before the acidity comes into play bringing with it earthy flavors and stones.  This enjoyable wine is very well balanced. ***(*) Now-2022.

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