WA 94, WE 93
The 2014 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese (AP #20) opens with a deep, pure and stony lime and grapefruit bouquet, indicating a high ripeness and intensity. Concentrated, piquant and very elegant on the palate, this is an expressive, complex and compactly structured Sonnenuhr Spätlese with a very long and mineral finish. Impressive in its finesse and mineral expression. Dr Manfred Prüm says, "2014 was a very expensive harvest. We made a brown harvest when we negative-selected all rotten grapes. We had to do a pre-selection because the maturity of the berries on one grape was not homogenous. Therefore, we picked the top vineyards rather late. We started the main harvest after ten days, since the acidity levels went down. So we accepted 20% to 25% of green grapes and 5% of noble rot. Towards the end of the harvest we picked the noble botrytis grapes, which was again a selection between rot and noble rot."
- Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Jan, 2016)