Quality from the Mosel
Markus Molitor is a famous German winery from the Mosel Area. The winery has a long history in producing Riesling wines but they also manufacture Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) and Pinot Blanc (Weißburgunder) wines. Each year the winery bottles between 200000 and 300000 bottles of wine and 20000 bottles of sparkling wine (Sekt). The winery tends to win each year a variety of awards for their wines.
Zeltinger Sonnen Uhr Kabinett Edition Dallmayr is produced with 100% Riesling grapes. The wine falls into the German wine classification of Prädiktatswein (formerly known as Qualitätswein mit Prädikat). The bottle label indicates that the wine is dry (trocken).
Since I’ve bought this wine at the delicatessen food store Dallmayr in Munich the wine is labeled as “Edition Dallmayr”. Dallmayr is Europe’s largest luxury delicatessen food store. Dallmayr was founded in the 17th century. The company rose to international fame with their coffee brand. For more on Dallmayr I recommend this summary. Besides the extra words on the bottle label the wine is exactly the same as the regular 2007 Zeltinger Sonnen Uhr Kabinett.
In the glass the wine had a pale yellow color. On the nose there were a lot of aromas. Mostly grapefruit, nectarine, and green apple. The bouquet impressed me with an incredible freshness considering that the wine is already 5 years old.
Alcohol by volume was label listed at 11.5%. A little less compared to the Italian whites that I usually drink.
Zeltinger Sonnen Uhr Kabinett was fruity and dry on the palate. The wine had a good amount of acidity. On the palate the wine was also very mineralic. The finish was persistently long and the wine was of medium body.
The bottle doesn’t indicate whether wine aged in oak or not. Online I found mix sources on this matter. I don’t think it aged in oak barrels since I haven’t tasted any oak.
Zeltinger Sonnen Uhr Kabinett from Markus Molitor is recommend. If you want to buy the wine you can do so from the Dallmayr online-shop. The wine retails there for 15.50€ which is the same price that I paid at their food store. Usually I don’t pay this much for a white wine but the wine convinced. I think that it should be a little bit cheaper though (12-13€). If you want to drink Riesling then don’t forget about the wines from Markus Molitor.
I have to thank Oliver from The Winegetter who recommended me the wines from Markus Molitor. Oliver is very knowledgeable about German Rieslings so if you’re looking for one then visit his blog.