We believe that the Mosel is more suitable for residual sweet wine than for dry wine. In our opinion there are only 5 players who produce really great dry Rieslings: Brohl, Markus Molitor (famous for dry, sweet and also red wines from the Mosel), Von Othegraven and especially Heymann-Löwenstein and Van Volxem. Here we have the best 3 vineyards from Van Volxem: Scharzhofberger Pergentsknopp, Gottesfuss and Kanzemer Altenberg.
The Van Volxem 2017 Wiltinger Gottesfuß Riesling Alte Reben has herbs, lime, blossoms and elder wood. It is medium- to full-bodied, fresh, juicy, precise but only very few fruit. It is extremely mineral and salty. 18.8/20 points.
The Van Volxem 2015 Scharzhofberger Riesling Pergentsknopp has a minimal more ripeness but also this wine will need time. With blossoms and crushed rocks, it is nearly full-bodied, juicy, very mineral, long and balanced. It has aromas of slate and peach and is really animalistic. 18.5/20 points.
The Van Volxem 2017 Kanzemer Altenberg Riesling Alte Reben is very fruity with exotic fruits, apricot, peach, yellow plum and blossoms. It is nearly full-bodied, juicy, balanced, mineral with a medium to long finish. 18.8/20 points.
All this wines have a low alcohol (12-12.5%) and a high acidity. They are far away from their peak and will last for decades but already mouth-watering.