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Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling GG 2020

$69.99

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The Herrenberg vineyard has rich, clay dominant soils over a bed of pure red slate. This leads to robust, fruit forward wines that can drink very well young. But the backbone of acidity adds the necessary structure for long term aging too.
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They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks…but whoever coined that adage clearly never met the wizards at Maximin Grunhaus.

The viticultural history at this famed Ruwer estate is old — we mean really, really, really old. By the time of Emperor Otto (successor of Charlemagne), their status as a winery had been documented. But even the von Schubert family was astounded when archaeologists discovered their building foundations were originally laid as part of a Roman road. This, coupled with Roman pruning shears and amphorae dug up in the vineyards, brings their wine history back another 500 years!!

Down in their ancient cellar, wines ferment spontaneously with only ambient yeast — a rarity in Germany these days. These native yeast strains are key: Maximin von Schubert attributes the wines’ singular flavor profile and incredible quality at least in part to the flavors they help develop.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2020

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Style

    Aromatic , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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