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Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2018

$34.99

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The Herrenberg vineyard is based more on red slate, than its neighbor Abtsberg. It also has deeper topsoil that retains more water, which can be of great benefit in dry years. The wines are more generous and tend to open up sooner than those of Abtsberg, but are capable of equal longevity. This wine is produced in the delicate Kabinett style, and exhibits the distinctive stone fruit flavors and red slate minerality that are typical of this vineyard’s terroir.

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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 Grunhuas.

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.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 92
"From predominantly raisined rather than botrytized grapes, the 2018 Maximin Grünhaus Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett is lush, salty-piquant, quite generous and sweet yet also pure and enormously fresh and salty. Bottled with 8.8 grams per liter of acidity and concentrated fruit, this is terribly young but very promising. "

Wine Spectator

WS 93
"Very hoppy on the nose, with jasmine and saffron notes extending on the palate, followed by a richly spiced core of peach and persimmon flavors. Hints of cream and tangerine zest emerge, revealing a bit of grip toward the finish. Complex, invigorating, elegant and beautifully balanced, this is a terrific expression of the category. Drink now through 2033."

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Style

    Aromatic , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Off-Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied