Located on steep, south-facing slopes two kilometres from where the Ruwer river meets...
the Mosel, the estate of Maximin Grünhaus has a history of viticulture dating from the Roman times. It takes its name from the Abbey of Saint Maximin, a Benedictine monastery which owned the land from the 7th to 18th century. Passing into French administration under Napoleon and then eventually to the von Schubert family in the late 19th century, the estate is now overseen by Carl von Schubert, who represents the fifth generation taking care of the vineyards.
The grapes for the 'Maximin' Riesling are sourced from growers in the Mosel which are then blended with Maximin Grünhaus' estate Riesling grapes.
The beginning of the 2016 season was typical, but high rainfall in early summer created serious disease pressure, and required careful vineyard management. Late frost and hail in the spring threatened the entire harvest. However, the weather improved from July onwards and the crop quality recovered, resulting in wines lower in alcohol and higher in acidity than 2015.
Once the grapes were harvested, they underwent cold fermentation in stainless steel tank to retain the fruitiness and freshness present in the final wine.
This Riesling has a charming lightness which makes it hard to resist. It is balanced and refreshing with aromas of fresh apples, yellow plum and pear and a lively, lifted finish.
|Grape varieties||100% Riesling|
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