Richter Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling "Zeppelin" 2020, Mosel, Germany

Wines from this vineyard were served in the luxurious restaurant of the Zeppelin airships in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Today wines from Mülheim are still marketed with the Art Deco Zeppelin label, a reminder of the days when the Zeppelin crossed the Atlantic and passengers relaxed in its luxurious restaurant sipping this delicious Riesling. The terroir of this steep vineyard is friable grey slate. As the grapes have a great deal of sunshine from late morning and to dusk, they ripen best when there is a long “Indian summer”. The name Sonnenlay expresses the preconditions for successful Riesling viticulture in the Mosel valley: the sunshine (Sonnen) and slate (Lay is old Ger-man for slate) are the basis for the quality of the fragrant, racy and spicy Rieslings. Very refreshing Riesling displaying rich fruit of apple and lemon with a stylish and lengthy finish.