Riesling Spatlese 2014
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About producer: The Maximin Grünhaus estate lies at the foot of a long steep south-facing slope on the left bank of the Ruwer river, about two kilometres before it joins the Mosel. The estate belongs to Carl von Schubert’s family and is divided into three separate but contiguous vineyards: the Abtsberg, the Herrenberg and the Bruderberg. Each of these vineyards has its own micro-climate, gradient and soil composition, differences in terroir which explain the unique character of the wines made in Grünhaus.
Work in the Maximin Grünhaus vineyards is conducted in close harmony with nature. Fertilisation is predominantly organic and the vineyards have been planted with a cover crop of wild herbs and grasses. No use of pesticides or herbicides, maintaining the health of the grapes through intensive manual work instead. To ensure quality, yields are restricted to around 45-55 hl/ha; other quality estates in the Mosel average around 80 hl/ha. The grapes are harvested by hand and depending on the character of the vintage, several passes may be made through the vineyard.
Wine: 2014 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese
Grape Variety: 100 % Riesling
Ageing: up till next 30 years
Soil composition: Blue Devonian slate
Tasting Notes: sweet and filigreed on the weightless and highly elegant palate
Food Pairing: Goes well with fish and Asian Cuisine! Also a great dessert wine