Graacher Domprobst, Riesling, Auslese, F14, 2016

  Willi Schaefer

Intense slate notes, then fine red apples and wonderful salty, crisp peaches. This has the most vivid definition of flavours of any of the Auslese, with cool minted strawberries and complex stone fruits, cool slate notes and the electric zip of a just ripe blueberry - already supremely harmonious, but promising great things in years to come.

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-Saar-Ruwer

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.