Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2010
The famous “Sundial” vineyard facing the small town of Wehlen across the Mosel produces very full-bodied, luscious wines. The vineyard’s site is as perfect as it gets. It is located in the middle of a long steep curved slate slope, which stretches five kilometers from Bernkastel to Zeltingen. The precious wines from the Sonnenuhr vineyard led to a solid regional economic foundation, and the citizens of Wehlen, mostly the Bergweilers and Pruems, were able to build a suspension bridge, which is today a historical monument and, like the sundial, a local landmark.
This long steep curved slate slope with a South-South-West orientation consists of mostly Devon slate residual soils with varying parts of topsoil and mineral stone.
VARIETAL: 100% Riesling Spatlese
The Sonnenuhr has a fresh and straight for-ward late harvest character. Ripe yellow stone fruit (vineyard peach, apricot) and tropical fruit (pineapple, mango) are underlined by the fine minerally terroir of Wehlen.