Robert Eymael Mönchhof
Riesling Spätlese Mosel Slate 2015
This is the exact wine I would use in my argument for a presence of place wine. If you're a fan of Mosel wines or would like to finally experience what they are about, this is your time. The brilliant sharp aromatics of stone fruit and citrus intertwined with bold, yet harmonious minerality and acidity, this is what Mosel wines are all about!
The Mönchhof is one of the oldest Wine 'Estates at the Mosel. Pope Alexander III already confirmed the first Wine Estate possession of the abbey in the year 1177 in Uerzig. The monks of Himmerod built the wine-cellar at that time and in 1509 the estate you can admire today.
"Entirely sourced from the Erdener Treppchen the 2015 Riesling Spätlese Mosel Slate opens very clear, bright, coolish and fresh on the nose, with flinty and bright fruit aromas. Very light and elegant, round and piquant on the palate, this is a wonderfully fruity Riesling with a nice mineral grip and great clarity in the salty finish. Super stimulating. Bottled with 8% alcohol." 90 The Wine Advocate 4/2017