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1976 Hauth-Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese

750 ml


Type: Still

Country: Germany

Region: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Distict / Appellation: Mosel

Item No. 6u091

About This Wine

Schoonmaker mentions this as a strong estate in his classic tome and actually imported the wines for a while in the '70s, perhaps longer. West Coast Riesling Guru Bill Mayer imported them for a while as well, so bottles can be found occasinally on the US secondary market. The estate was run for decades for Eduard Hauth, a cousin of Martin Kerpen of Wehlen's Weingut Kerpen. As of 2005 or 2006, Martin actually took over the estate and began making the wines, but Mayer was able to bring in quite a few back vintages of Eduard's wines and describes them as "sensational wines...light with a tremendous burst of flavor - dangerous wines, easy to drain in minutes" Sounds like absolutely classic Mittelmosel. This bottle is an Auslese from the famed site that needs no introduction. The vintage, 1976, was a botrytis-heavy vintage, thus the darker colors of the bottles are not unexpected. The labels are stained; one bottle has an excellent fill, the other is quite a bit lower. Obviously the low-fill bottle will be sold at a discount.

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