Monday, July 13, 2015

Von Schubert 2010 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling, Mosel Saar Ruwer

Grunhauser Riesling

This bottle of outstanding German Riesling was liberated from the closeout sale at Zinful. The Waterville wine bar is reducing its inventor and had this marked down to $17.

The Maximin Grünhäuser estate lies at the foot of a long steep south-facing slope on the left bank of the Ruwer river, about two kilometers before it joins the Mosel. The estate belongs to the Von Schubert family and is divided into three separate but contiguous vineyards.

Wines from the Abtsberg Vineyard were destined for the table of the abbot of (or abt) of the Abbey of St. Maximin. Rieslings from this vineyard are among the longest lived in the region.

This wine is a crowd pleaser and I can’t imagine anyone, regardless of their palate, who wouldn’t enjoy it. Such is the quality and purity of the wine.

It has a delicate minerality with a dancing acidity. There is plentiful fruit flavor, but balanced in a delicate way. The overall impression is a light, refreshing wine with a crisp, precise finish.

This is one of the top Rieslings we’ve sampled in the last year. We recommend it highly.

Rating: 4.5 of 5  Value: 5 of 5

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