Alex describes his Alte Reben Auslese as basically a baby-Beerenauslese, regularly with higher amounts of botrytis that are picked out specifically for that style. Sounds positively luscious, and rubber sheets worthy….. ;0 The 2019 and 2020 are quite limited. The 2021 has greater availability, and I foresee very very good things there as well…..
“The 2019er Alte Reben Trittenheimer Apotheke, as it is referred to on the front part of the label (the reference to Auslese is only written in small on the right part of the label), was made from early harvested and botrytized (50%) fruit at a full 112° Oechsle on 60-100-year-old vines in the Jungheld and Kaulsbohr parts of the vineyard and was fermented to noble-sweet levels of residual sugar (123 g/l). It offers a magnificently ripe and honeyed nose of apricot, mango, spices, pineapple juice, almond, apple jelly, rhubarb, baked spices, and honey. The wine delivers some juicy, exotic, honeyed, slightly unctuous, and hugely creamy flavors with some BA weight and presence on the palate, and leaves a gorgeously focused, zesty, and graceful feel in the hugely long and refreshing finish. This beautiful noble-sweet wine now only needs a little patience in order to fully shine! 2029-2059” 96 Mosel Fine Wines