2019 Clemens Busch Marienburg Riesling Spatlese Goldcap (375ml)
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  • Certified Organic

2019 Clemens Busch Marienburg Riesling Spatlese Goldcap (375ml)

Mosel, GERMANY
$59. 99 Bottle
$719.88 Dozen
ABV: 7.5%
Closure: Cork

Clemens and Rita Busch are one of the pioneering organic, and now biodynamic, producers working in Germany. As the fifth generation winemaker at this estate, Clemens stopped using herbicides in 1976, then in 1984 he and wife Rita converted to organics. They were among the first in Germany to commit to organic viticulture and led the movement establishing an association of organic growers in 1986. The estate converted to biodynamics entirely in 2005, earning certifications from the EU and Respekt-Biodyn.

Based in Pünderich, almost all of the vines they work are on the slopes of the Marienburg, and unique for the Mosel, feature parcels planted on the three main colours of slate; blue, red, and grey. In the winery Clemens works with wild yeasts, and ferments mostly in very old 1000-litre barrels. Nothing is added to the wines at any stage, apart from a touch of sulphur at bottling. Most of the wines at the Busch estate are vinified dry, and they are rich, complex and often powerful. They age very beautifully, gaining in complexity and texture. However, the sweet and noble sweet wines from the estate are also impressive, ranking among the finest wines made anywhere on the Mosel.

Other Reviews....
Busch's 2019 Marienburg Spätlese Goldkapsel is clear and noble on the intense yet highly elegant and slightly flinty nose that displays perfectly selected Riesling fruit intertwined with floral notes. Tropical aromas on the light and filigreed yet intense and perfectly balanced palate, this gold capsule has a graceful structure and salty-piquant acidity. Notes of mango/pineapple juice fill every corner of this great, pure, refined and highly stimulating Spätlese. A fabulous Riesling and picture-book Spätlese that is impossible to spit! 7.5% alcohol. Tasted from AP 1320 in July 2020. Drink 2020 - 2060.
94 points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Aug 2020)

This masterpiece is just beginning to blossom! Great bouquet of spring meadows and floral honey, this is a rich, concentrated Spätlese with more than enough structure to carry the substantial weight, the lively acidity providing wonderful delicacy at the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold.
96 points
Stuart Pigott - JamesSuckling.com

The 2019er Marienburg Riesling Spätlese, as it is referred to on the main part of the consumer label and with a golden capsule, was made from fruit picked at 102° Oechsle from a selection of partially (10%) botrytized fruit and was fermented down to noble-sweet levels of residual sugar. It offers a superbly backward nose made of vineyard peach, cassis, elderflower, some almond cream, a hint of apricot, fine spices, and smoke. The wine proves superbly delineated and focused on the comparatively light-footed palate and leaves a light and dancing feel in the hugely precise and profound finish. The after-taste is subtly honeyed, packed with fresh fruits, herbal elements, and zest. This gorgeous wine cut along the lines of a light-footed expression of Auslese GK is truly superb! Drink 2029-2049.
95 points
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines