Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese* 2014

The Artist Label, and most elegant Spatlese from Martin Kerpen. Notes range from orange blossom to eucalyptus. Sensational wine.



This is the "Artist Label" wine. Martin has been making one every year since 1989. It represents his top Spätlese, which he notes also with a star. This wine is richer and a little more angular from the regular Spätlese. It has an almost orange-like, or orange blossom like quality. There is a slight leanness to it. It's not as fat as the regular. The acid seems higher and perhaps the sweetness is greater, though it doesn't really taste like it. The grapes were clearly riper, however, with a higher oechsle level. Wonderful long finish, splendidly clean and again, what great Mosel alone can do - it packs a tremendous amount of flavor and density into a fleet, light bodied wine with only 7.5% alcohol.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker No
Producer No
Alcohol 7.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 74.20
Acidity (g/l) 8.30
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential now- 2040
Grape Variety 100% - Riesling
Body light
Sweetness sweet
region Mosel



The Mosel wine region, one of 13 German wine region and known as the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region before 2008, takes its name from the Moselle River (German: Mosel).
Similar to Austria's Wachau valley, the Mosel enjoys highest prestige amongst Germany's wine regions, due to unique Mosel terroir of slate soils and the world's steepest vineyards with inclines reaching 65 degrees.

Here in the most northern wine regions of Europe the continental climate of the Mosel region produces lighter wines with often flowery character and pronounced minerality.

Slate conveniently drains ample rainfalls while retaining the little heat that the Mosel sees.



The name Mittelmosel (Central or Middle Moselle) refers to the approximately 120-kilometer section of the river Moselle, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany from the city of Trier to Zell. The subsequent section of the River to its mouth, where it flows into the Rhine, is known as the Untermosel.

The Mittelmosel landscape is formed by the many meanders of the river, between the Hunsrück and the Eifel highlands in a deep valley with steep slopes on which the grapes for the Mosel wine are grown. The river follows an exceptionally beautiful scenic route. There are a number of well-known wine and tourist destinations in the Mittelmosel including Schweich, Longuich, Mehring, Klüsserath, Trittenheim, Neumagen-Dhron, Piesport, Brauneberg-Filzen, Bernkastel-Kues, Zeltingen-Rachtig, Kröv, Traben-Trarbach, Reil and Zell.

The Mittelmosel has been a winegrowing region since the days of the Romans. The Romans used the Moselle even then for transportation of the wines produced there.

The Mosel wine region was formerly the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer winegrowing area and is a large producer of Riesling, a white wine. Although the Moselle is not a classic red wine area, following the demand that has developed since the late 1990s, an increasing quantity of red wine is produced. Apart from the Riesling grape there are also isolated plantings of Rivaner/Müller-Thurgau, Kerner and White and Blue Spätburgunder.

The winemaking businesses in the Mittelmosel also offer Sekt, wine and fruit brandies and liqueurs. They market their products broadly, as in all wine regions, and present themselves in Wine Cella, small self-owned seasonal restaurants (Straußwirtschaften), and during the warm season at farmers markets (Hoffeste).

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