The 2017er Rotlay, as it is referred to on the main label, was block-harvested at a 104° Oechsle in this privileged sector of the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr situated near the border to Wehlen (the reference to Zeltinger Sonnenuhr is only mentioned on the back label). It delivers a superbly delicate and immensely complex nose driven by a hint of cassis, candied grapefruit, fine spices, anise and bergamot. The wine seems to dance on the very pure and intense palate. Despite its huge presence, this smashing Auslese proves remarkably fresh, complex and pure, and this right into the long and zesty finish. What a treat! 2027-2057
From a plot close to the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, the fuder-fermented 2017 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Rotlay is still discreet on the clear, fine and elegant nose. The palate is refined, slightly crunchy and salty, revealing great finesse, fine mineral grip and a persistently salty, racy-piquant finish.