In the wine lists of the 1930s, during the heyday of the Mosel Riesling, the Riesling wines from the Thörnicher Ritsch were considerably higher in price than, for example, the Rieslings from the Ockfener Geisberg or the Canzemer Altenberg. This was because the Ritsch was known for its cool, elegant, radiantly steely style and its above-average ripening potential. Julian Ludes' Spätlese is such an uncompromising Riesling. The nose is floral and red berry, with defensive mineral expression and plenty of herbal spice. The palate is lapped by a supple delicate sweetness, with great mineral play. A long, lively, almost sinewy acid arc gives tension and grip and is highly animating to drink. The fruit is juicy and well-balanced and carries a distinctly salty core in its centre. Very good finish with a long and seemingly endless mineral aftertaste. A Riesling with a great future!
Weingut Hermann Ludes
Das Weingut Hermann Ludes, produziert hervorragenden Riesling Moselwein aus den renommierten Lagen Thörnicher Ritsch und Klüsserather Bruderschaft.All wines from Weingut Hermann Ludes