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Three Mosel Rieslings earn 100 Parker Points


Weingut Markus Molitor in Bernkastel-Wehlen on the Mosel has earned three perfect scores from one of the world's most distinguished wine critics, "Parker's Wine Advocate." The wine tester responsible for Germany, Stephan Rheinhardt, assigned 100 points for three noble sweet Riesling Auslese wines from the vintage 2013, specifically from the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Wehlener Sonnenuhr and Ürziger Würzgarten sites.

The honors are very important for the reputation of German wine, demonstrating once again its place among the world's finest. The success is all the more impressive given that the 2013 vintage is considered by experts to have been a very difficult one. No German winemaker has ever earned three perfect '100 point' marks within a single vintage.

In fact only nine German wines have ever earned Wine Advocate's highest distinction: The 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2010 Riesling Eiswein from Herman Dönnhoff, (Oberhauser Brücke/Nahe), the 2007 Schloss Lieser Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese (Mosel) and the 2011 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese (Mosel).