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Maximin Grunhaus Monopol Estate 2018

$24.99

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Incredible value for Mosel Riesling. Just a hint of residual sugar makes this a very versatile iwne.

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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 91
"The 2018 Maximin Grünhaus Riesling Monopol blends fruit from the three grand crus and opens with clear, aromatic mango fruit and, after a while, lots of flinty notes of crushed stones. Silky, pure and enormously salty on the palate, this is a stunning, complex, tensioned and almost challenging Estate Riesling with lingering salinity and immense complexity and charisma. A spectacular wine at this price point. Tasted in June 2019. "

Wine Enthusiast

WE 91
"This fantastic value wine is a consistent favorite offering vibrant tangerine and lime flavors juxtaposed by complexities of earth, smoke and steel. Just a shade off dry, it’s an electric feinherb-style Riesling, with just the right amount of fruit, mineral and earthen intensity. Enjoy now through 2025 "

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Elegant , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Off-Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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Michael Botwin

Maximin Grunhaus Monopol Estate 2018