Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenhur Auslese Markus Molitor 2008
Markus Molitor is one of the best known and most prolific producers of the Moselle. For him, Riesling is an unbridled passion. It has many vineyards in the Mittel-Mosel area, including many Grand Crus, and produces a great variety of labels, both dry and with residual sugar. In the best vintages it also reaches 140-150 different wines.
Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenhur Auslese is a cult wine for aficionados. Born in the lands of Kinheimer, Hubertuslay, rich in gray slate. Markus Molitor starts with a careful processing of the grapes in the vineyard and follows with perfection in the cellar, combined with absolute respect for the natural product. Fermentation is entrusted only to indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks to preserve all the freshness of the fruit. And the maturation takes place in large wooden containers. Its wines brilliant with fruit and freshness.
In 1984, at the tender age of 20, Markus Molitor took over his father's winery with a clear goal: to produce Mosel Riesling under the name "Molitor" in the tradition of eight generations and in the same quality that made the region famous around the world 100 years ago. . The 100-year-old ungrafted vines that represent the basis of all its wines, rise on very steep slopes that reach up to 80%. The harvest is almost always late and fermentations are always spontaneous. The ownership of the vineyards that today counts the estate extends for about 40 hectares and includes famous climat in the central Moselle such as: Zeltingen Sonnenhur (where there is a sundial, as in the vineyards of Wehlen or Brauneberg, but which dates back to 1611), Zeltinger Schlossberg, Zeltinger Himmelreich, Ürziger Würzgarten, Erdener Treppchen, Wehlener Sonnenhur, Graacher Himmelreich, Graacher Domprobst are just some of the grand crus in which it has vineyards. Markus Molitor today produces 150 different Rieslings, including 60 Auslese, 13 Eiswein and 15 TBA.