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2017 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese #15

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June 23, 2024 - $36

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

Very cool with a ton of minty freshness. The power of this great Auslese is underplayed until it kicks in at the bold finish.

17Jancis Robinson

More spice than on the Abtsberg Spätlese, more rocky/earthy minerality. Definitely sweeter but the same citrus purity on the finish and excellent, clean-cut long finish.

PRODUCER

Von Schubert

Von Schubert is an estate in the Mosel region of Germany. A thousand years ago it was owned by a Benedictine monastery, and later, under the name Grunhaus, it became privately owned. In the late 19th century the owner’s daughter inherited the estate and after marrying Conrad von Schubert, the estate’s name came to include the “von Schubert.” The estate is still owned and operated by the von Schubert family. Von Schubert makes numerous Rieslings.

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Auslese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.