The Wehlener Sonnenuhr (Sundial) is a plot that is shared between the villages of Wehlen & Zetlingen. It takes its name from the medieval-esque sundial, built in 1842, which still overlooks the vineyard today. Sonnenuhr’s perfectly south facing slopes give it great exposure to the sun and its Devonian slate based soil help retain the warmth and energy of the sun.
Recently Wegeler started a new program to share their stocks of older vintage wines stored in their cellars at the estate. This new ‘Vintage Collection’ program allows consumers to enjoy wines that have been properly cellared under optimal conditions. Each of the wines is opened, tasted and re-corked before they are released. Additionally they are affixed with Wegeler’s contemporary logo, and are given an extra ‘Vintage Collection’ label to indicate the estate has recently released them. These wines have never before travelled meters from where they were born!
Distinct ripeness on the nose with the essence of slate and stony ground. Aromas from ripe yellow fruits with beeswax, honey, and pickled ginger linger throughout. The moderate sweetness meets a lively acidity and together create a lovely interplay. The long finish is accented by the secondary notes only a maturing riesling can show. This is a unique wine experience.
Cuisine: Pairs wonderfully with spicy sushi, chilled shellfish, foie gras terrine, arugula salad, ceviche, tuna tartare.