Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg, Riesling, Spätlese, 2014

  Von Schubert

Intensely slate driven nose. The palate here has great life and lift and an effortless balance. More fruit forward at this stage than in some recent years, very clear gooseberry and peach notes, not a weighty wine, indeed a classic Spatlese in that respect, refined and with plenty of refreshing acidity. Lively and elegant Ruwer Riesling. Top stuff.

Contains Sulphites.

About Von Schubert

This estate is centred on a former monastic Manor House at the foot of the Maximin Grünhaus hill close to a narrow tributary of the Mosel, the Ruwer. This towering hill is responsible for world famous wines of Carl von Schubert whose sensible attitude to vineyard management, careful selection and yield restriction result in classic examples of Ruwer style wines that are at bold, racy and mineral. Three of the region’s top vineyards are all situated on this hill. The Herrenberg occupies most of this,producing taut, mineral wines, whilst the other two comprise Bruderberg and Abstberg. In the monastic period the former provided the brothers’ tipple whilst the venerable, opulent Abstberg provided the extravagant imbibing requirements of the Abbotts.

Appellation: Ruwer

The Ruwer is a mere stream leading into the meandering Mosel, but a mere stream flanked by steep slopes of red and blue slate and riesling vines. The coolness of the area means that all but the most quality conscious growers can achieve ripeness year in year out, but those that do are able to fashion some of the most delicate examples of Riesling to be found.