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Markus Molitor is one of Germany's greatest wine producers. Markus Molitor took over the winery in 1984, at only 20 years of age. He represents the eighth generation of his centuries-old Mosel winemaking family. The estate is centered in the historic town of Bernkastel, with 37 hectares of spectacular vineyards spread across 15 classic sites from Bernkastel and Graach to Wehlen and Zeltingen. This is viticulture at its most extreme, with very old ungrafted vines (many 100 years old or more) planted on slopes as steep as 80% inclination. Needless to say all farming is by hand - it could not possibly be any other way. Interestingly, although the vast majority of vines are Riesling, there are also a small plantings (about 4 hectares) of Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc - actually an ancient tradition in the Mosel, banned in 1930 but recently revived. The precious slate soil of the astonishingly steep West facing vineyards produces wines of great structure and depth, full of minerality, aromatic complexity, and fruity acidity.
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92 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATEThe 2018 Haus Klosterberg Pinot Noir opens pure, fresh and intense on the spicy/slatey nose, with floral-scented cherry and dark berry aromas as well as flinty notes and initially even white blossom hints. Silky, fresh and elegant on the palate, with lovely stimulating grip, this is a pure, light to medium-bodied, juicy, crystalline and vibrantly fresh Pinot of stunning finesse, remarkable intensity and stylistic quality at this price point (14.80 euros ex-cellar). The Haus Klosterberg Estate Pinot is one of Molitor’s fastest-selling wines—so much so that I have often been unable to taste the wine because every last bottle of it would be sold when I would taste the newest collection.
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