13 år gammel Tysker til i særklasse god pris. Vi blev blæst bagover efter at have smagt denne vin. 2008 er faktisk først ved at blive moden nu. Du kan se frem til klassisk Mosel hvor sukker delen er aftaget og i stedet er der kommet en “dannet” Riesling med alle de toner man forventer af moden Riesling. Særdeles velegnet til som “hyggeglas” eller til diverse skaldyrs retter. Årgang 2013 fik 91 point I Wine Advocate. 2008 er en klart bedre årgang. Herman Ludes er virkelig en “rising star”.
Most of the Estate’s holdings are situated in the under-rated Thörnicher Ritsch (more on this later), where Hermann Ludes painstakingly acquired some of the finest vineyards over the years. Only a few weeks ago, it was able to add the prime vineyard previously held by the Parish of Ensch and whose reputation goes to at least the 19th century.
The Estate relies on spontaneous fermentation in tank from fruit picked at moderate but not extremely low yields. Year-year-out, this allows it to produce elegant wines with great intensity yet light-footed structure as well as quite some reduction stink in their youth, much as one finds it at the famous Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm. Our attention was drawn to this fine Estate in the 2014 vintage. We featured its 2014er Thörnicher Ritsch Spätlese, one of the finest Spätlese of the vintage, as an Issue Highlight back in 2015.
In 2017, young Julian Ludes, a nephew of Hermann Ludes, joined the family Estate. After some stints at Immich-Batterieberg and Maximin Grünhaus, he completed his winemaking studies in Geisenheim a few weeks ago and will now devote himself to the family Estate full-time. Mosel Fine Wines