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WTN: Erdener Prälat

by David M. Bueker » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:02 pm

2016 Meulenhof Erdener Prälat Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/27/2018)
The Erdener Pralat is one of those “great” sites in an already amazing region. Climate change has taken its ripening advantage away, but it has not changed the distinctive character of the site. If anything, the essence of Pralat has been accentuated. So it is with this wine. The added level of richness over say a Treppchen shows in tropical tones such as mango and coconut. There is also a haunting note of honeysuckle that hovers over the wine. Underneath the tropical icing on the cake is golden apple, cinnamon spice, salt air and wet rocks. Perhaps the wine is still showing too much baby fat, but time is the cure for that. Right now it’s captivating, rich, sweet and just luscious.
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Re: WTN: Erdener Prälat

by Rahsaan » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:36 pm

Nice. And yes, I wonder what climate change will do to our understanding of these vineyards. Of course winemakers will also respond in how they grow the vines, creating yet more iterations of the terroir conversation.
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Re: WTN: Erdener Prälat

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:08 am

From archives.

Great lunch today at Korean BBQ joint..7 of us and 4 rieslings. The1994 Moselschild Spatlese was superb and WOTD. Stay tuned.
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Re: WTN: Erdener Prälat

by Tim York » Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:43 am

Are there any reports confirming the much feared deleterious effects of the Ürzig bridge on the quality of nearby vineyards now that it has been in use for a few years?
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Re: WTN: Erdener Prälat

by David M. Bueker » Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:36 am

Tim York wrote:Are there any reports confirming the much feared deleterious effects of the Ürzig bridge on the quality of nearby vineyards now that it has been in use for a few years?


Not that I have heard.
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