Threading The Needle, Part II:
2019 Vollenweider Wolfer Goldgrube Kabinett

Posted by Joe Salamone

"The wine is superbly racy... oh-so pure, refreshing, and persistent. What a glorious effort!" - Mosel Fine Wines

Last week, we offered a wide range of Daniel Vollenweider's incredible 2019s. 

His 2019 Goldgrube Kabinett demanded its own email. 

We should warn you from the outset that as word about the incredible quality of the 2019 German vintage spreads, there's an unfortunate reality: it's a short vintage. The top wines will disappear from the market very quickly. Vollenweider's Kabinett is a prime candidate. We've been fielding requests for the wine for the past two months. 

For German insiders, there's an incredible amount of excitement over Vollenweider's 2019s. They consider the collection among the best of the vintage and hold the Kabinett to be a major high point of the lineup. 

Daniel Vollenweider has established himself as a top practitioner of Prädikat wines (Kabinett, Spätlesen, Auslesen).  The wines take balance to the extreme, combining richness and mineral cut. All reports point to the Kabinett being a riveting example of this. 

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
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Mosel Fine Wines: "The 2019er Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Kabinett was made from fruit harvested at 87° Oechsle, and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (57 g/l). It proves still rather reduced and does initially only reveal some faint scents of white peach, ginger, herbs, mirabelle, and smoky slate, but this gains considerably with airing and shows depth and huge complexity. The wine is superbly racy and engaging on the palate, where fresh flavors of orchard fruits and some lemon zest are perfectly buffered off by a touch of whipped cream. The finish is all about this incredible floral “lemonness” (if this is not a word, it is now) of genuinely great fruity-styled Mosel wines in their youth. This amazing wine may have a bit of Spätlese Schmelz, but it proves oh-so pure, refreshing, and persistent. What a glorious effort!"

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