Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2009

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Price: $25.99
Item No. 117704
  • WS91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 8.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine isn't flirtatious, but it's absorbing and mysterious. Shorter in perceived sweetness but longer in juiciness than the Kab, and with a fine minerality softly but thoroughly embedded. The alert drinker will see at once the singular way of Mosel Riesling – so loveable yet also so serious, exhaling its particular lyric gravity.

Critical Acclaim

"Dried apricot and baked peach flavors are juicy and well-balanced in this ripe style. This features lots of shortbread notes as well, with a well-spiced finish of dried citrus as well as hints of chocolate. Drink now through 2021."
91 Points

Learn About Kerpen

Kerpen produces sleek, feminine, elegant and soulful wines with silky fruit of exceptional beauty. Prices reflect the “Wehlen premium” but are still below the levels of many of the richer and more famous!

Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr) The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...

Read More About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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