Graacher Domprobst, Riesling, Auslese, 2013

  Willi Schaefer

White peach and honey on the nose. The palate is firm, racy, a rudder of bracing acidity steadying the rich, earthy, structure body of this powerful wine. For all the power, this retains balance by way of a highly complex mineral element and bright citrus fruits. Long, intense and driving – an auslese of some stature.

Contains Sulphites.

About Willi Schaefer

A tiny estate based in the village of Graach, Schaefer produces some of the Mosel’s most intense and powerful wines from the Himmelreich and Domprobst vineyards. The latter vineyard has particularly diverse soil types so several parcels tend to be vinified and bottled separately as different Fuder numbers. The wines are all aged and fermented in large oak fuders and usually bottled by the May following the vintage. These are taut, powerful and complex, some of Germany's finest and most mineral wines.

Appellation: Mosel

The vineyards along the steep sided banks of the Mosel river, part of the region known as the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, are known for being some of the hardest vineyards in the world to work (due to their steepness) and home to some of the finest white wines in the world. Riesling is king in this cool region that follows the twists and turns of the River Mosel providing myriad different terroirs and vineyard aspects.