2017 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett, Zilliken, Saar

A slightly more generous example, exotic but without being over the top. Lovely saline quality to the fnish, structure is lacy but amazing length. Amazing structure and balance. Lovely depth. Cool and fresh and so much energy. Beautifully balanced. 58 grams/litre.

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Case, 3 Magnums
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  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2030
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    Medium Dry
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    Magnum (150cl.)
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2017 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett, Zilliken, Saar
Weingut Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken

This historic producer, often simply called “Zilliken,” is a relationship we recently renewed at Lay & Wheeler after enjoying several superb older examples from our own cellar. Hans-Joachim (“Hanno”) and his wife Ruth Zilliken mark the tenth generation to make wine predominantly around their famed Saarburger Rausch vineyard. They barrel ferment all of their wines using natural yeasts and traditional “moselfuder casks”, some of which are more than a half-century old. With long, cool fermentations allowing complex flavours to emerge slowly, these are Rieslings to age with the very best. With the eleventh generation, their daughter Dorothee, joining in 2007 after training in Geisenheim, the Pfalz and South Africa, Zilliken is well-positioned to uphold the family tradition, and with it, production of some of the finest wines of the Mosel.

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