Felsterrasse comes from five very steep terraced parcels planted on gray slate, which are an average of 70 years old. It is a concentrated and powerful wine with beautiful elegance and sublime minerality. Felsterrasse, like many of the Clemens crus, is innately cerebral and otherworldy meant to be enjoyed very slowly as it continues to evolve in the glass for hours.
Wine Advocate (Stephan Reinhardt) 99 points! "The 2020 Marienburg Felsterrasse offers perfectly ripe and concentrated yet refined, finely slatey and perfectly ripe fruit aromas with delicate lemon juice and herbal aromas. A stunning beauty! Silky, crystalline, lush and intense yet highly finessed and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and very intense yet playful, saline and finessed Riesling with power and concentration and a very long, hedonistic yet always elegant and balanced finish. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in July 2022."
James Suckling 97 points! "So much red-fleshed vineyard-peach character makes this very attractive, but there are also honeysuckle, fennel and cumin notes. Very succulent, but no less serious on the generous yet precisely delineated palate. Long, graceful finish with a degree of gentleness that makes this Mosel masterpiece very easy to enjoy. From 95-year-old vines. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold."